Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi Volume 119

Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi Volume 119

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...did not stop at the station of plaintiff's residence in this state, if there was a custom for the train to stop here for the accommodation of passengers holding a ticket purchased from a connecting railway in other states, that it was the duty of the railroad to stop its fast train, and to permit plaintiff to get off, and that it was error to grant a peremptory instruction for the railroad in such case. In the case of Southern Railway Co. v. Kendrick, 40 Miss. 375, 90 Am. Dec. 332, it was held that the obligation of a common carrier as to passengers is to allow sufficient time and opportunity at the point of destination to leave the conveyance by which transported, and that it was the duty of the carrier to have the names of the different stations announced upon arrival, and to stop a suflicient length of time to allow passengers to get off without danger of injury to their person. It was also held that in actions of tort the jury are vested exclusively with the power to determine the amount of damages, and they in their discretion are to weigh all the circumstances of the case and to determine accordingly. _ In the case of M. cfi O. R. R. v. McArthur, 43 Miss. 180, the passenger on a freight train, which was not regularly, but only occasionally, used to carry passengers, paid his passage money. The train carried him Dissenting opinion. 119 Miss. five miles beyond his destination, and put him off at another station, and he had to walk back to his destination. He had chronic rheumatism and was exposed to the weather. Held, on demurrer to the evidence, that the passenger was entitled to recover. In the case of Thompson v. N. 0., J. cfi G. R. R., 50 Miss. 315, 19 Am. Rep. 12, plaintiff went aboard the cars, paid fare to Bogue Chitto, ...
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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903935
  • 9781236903938