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 6

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 6

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... said building, or anything in the surroundings which called for special care on the part of the defendants, but only that said hallways, etc., were insufficiently lighted. The bald question raised, therefore, is whether it was the duty of the defendants, as matter of law, to keep said entries and stairways lighted. If it was, it becomes the duty of all landlords and owners of buildings, who retain general control of the hallways and stairways thereof, to see that the same are properly lighted at all times when they may be rightfully used, notwithstanding they are in all respects inherently safe and convenient. We are inclined to the opinion that such a requirement would he unreasonable, and that the law does not impose so onerous a burden as this upon the owners of buildings. That they must so construct their buildings as to render them reasonably safe for the purposes for which they are permitted to be used--as to strangers, at any rate, who are rightfully upon the premises--is evidently a reasonable requirement, and one which the law devolves upon them. Tayl. Landl. & Ten. (8th ed.) sec. 175; Monteith 11. Finkbeiner (Sup.), 21 N. Y. Supp. 288; Alperin 11. Earle, 55 Hun, 211, 8 N. Y. Supp. 51; Henkel 11. Murr, 31 Hun, 30; Dollard 11. Roberts, 130 N. Y. 269, 29 N. E. Rep. 104; Looney 11. McLean, 129 Mass. 33. As between landlord and tenant, however, where the latter has full control of the premises, the cases generally hold that the rule of ccentsl'r"Il1tt-'7flploI' applies. Railton 1t. Taylor, 2o R. I.--, 38 Atl. Rep. 30; Tayl. Landl. & Ten. (8th ed.) sec. 175; 1 Thomp. Neg. 323. But, when it comes to the furnishing of artificial light, we cannot say, as a general proposition, that they are called upon to furnish it. Ishow more

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