Florida Reports Volume 55

Florida Reports Volume 55

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... much importance, and that a loss would probably result unless they were properly and correctly transmitted. There is no allegation in the declaration that the agent of the defendant knew its import or that he was advised of circumstances which would put him on notice that the message involved matters where considerable values were involved. In the case of VVestern Union Tel, Co. v. Milton, supra, the declaration sets out the telegram from john Milton to Geo. H. McFadden & Brothers, Agency, and alleges that "Geo. H. McFadden & Bros. Agency was engaged in the business of purchasing and selling cotton on and before said date (message ' and the said words one hundred and seventy-five meant I75 bales of cotton which plaintiff had that (lay purchased for the account of the said Geo. H. McFadden & Bros. Agency, and that Geo. H, McFadden & Bros. Agency was engaged in dealing in cotton, and that plaintiff had been engaged in shipping cotton to and buying cotton for said agency was well known to the said defendant. In the body of the opinion, p. 500 it is said: "It is further alleged that defendant well knew that George H. McFadden & Brothers Agency was engaged in dealing in cotton. and that the plaintiff had been engaged in shipping cotton to and buying cotton for said agency." This shows how the court understood the declaration in that case. See also p. 505. In the case of Western Union Tel. Co. v. Wilson, 32 Fla. 527, 14 South. Rep. 1, this court held: "The lia 'bility of a telegraph company for failure to transmit and deliver a message written in unexplained cipher, or in language unintelligible except to those having a key to its hidden meaning, is for nominal damages, or at most, for...show more

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