American Electrical Cases (Cited Am Electl. Cas.); Being a Collection of All the Important Cases (Excepting Patent Cases) Decided in the State and Federal Courts of the United States from 1873 [To 1908] on Subjects Relating to Volume 8

American Electrical Cases (Cited Am Electl. Cas.); Being a Collection of All the Important Cases (Excepting Patent Cases) Decided in the State and Federal Courts of the United States from 1873 [To 1908] on Subjects Relating to Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... injured while passing along the sidewalk by coming in contact with the hanging wire. It was held negligence for the company to permit such wire to remain in such dangerous condition. The fact that the wire did not belong to the defendant or was not placed upon the pole by it does not relieve it of responsibility since it was hanging upon a pole which was maintained by the defendant. 2. Proximate Cause Of Injury.--It was not error for the court to refuse to charge that the injury to the plaintiff was not proximately caused by the negligence of the defendant. The defendant negligently permitted a charged wire to com in contaet with the hanging wire at a point where the insulation on the charged wire had been worn away, thus permitting the conveyance of a dangerous current of electricity to the hanging wire, thereby endangering the lives of persons on the street. Each of these negligent acts concurred and caused the plaintiff's injuries, and the defendant is liable therefor. Appeal by defendant from judgment for plaintiff. Decided December 11, 1901; reported 27 Tex. Civ. App. 520, 66 S. W. 221. Millard Patterson and C. N. Buckler, for appellants. Beall & Kemp, for appellee. Opinion by Neill, J.: This appeal is from a judgment against appellants in favor of appellee for $1,000, damages occasioned by the negligence of appellants in permitting a wire charged with electricity to hang down from the poles of an electric light company which they were operating near a public street. The conclusions of fact and law fully Wehner v. Lagerfelt. show the nature of the case. On or about the 1st day of July, 1900, appellants, Wehner & White, a partnership composed of Peter Wehner and Z. T. White, were in possession of and operating under a lease all the...show more

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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 708g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628098
  • 9781236628091