American Negligence Reports, Current Series; All the Current Negligence Cases Decided in the Federal Courts of the United States, the Courts of Last Resort of All the States and Territories, and Selections from the Intermediate Volume 20

American Negligence Reports, Current Series; All the Current Negligence Cases Decided in the Federal Courts of the United States, the Courts of Last Resort of All the States and Territories, and Selections from the Intermediate Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...A common carrier is not relieved from its responsibility to care for animals intrusted to it for transportation by reason of the express terms of a written contract whereby the shipper agreed to accompany the stock, where the company, with knowledge of the failure on the part of the shipper to accompany the stock, proceeds under the shipping contract. (Syllabus by the Court.) CoMMlssiomzns' Opinion. Department No. 2. Error to District Court, Hall County. Action by John H. Slattery against the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway Company. Judgment for plaintiff. Defendant brings error. A/firmed. J. W. DEwEESE and FRANK E. B1SHOP, for plaintiff in error. Asurorz & MAYER, for defendant in error. JACKSON, C.--The plaintiff charges in his petition that, on May 29, 1903, he delivered to the defendant twenty horses to be conveyed from South Omaha, Neb., to East St. Louis, Ill.; that the horses were not delivered to him at the destination until June 3, 1903, but were delayed, in course of shipment, almost four days longer than the time regularly required for transportation between these points; that they were not properly handled and cared/for during any part of the time within which they were under the care of the defendant, and were for a period of over fifty-six hours without food and water, and exposed continuously to the sun and rain, and when they were delivered they were sick, gaunt and bruised, as a result of the illtreatment complained of, and that, from the effects of such treatment, two of the horses died; and that the plaintiff sustained damages. The defendant admits the shipment, and avers it was by virtue of a written contract entered into at the time the shipment was agreed upon; that the stock was shipped and...show more

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