Georgia Reports Volume 122

Georgia Reports Volume 122

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...he might receive better service than could be afforded if the pole was erected on the opposite side of the street. There was proof that secondary wires run from a transformer placed on the south side would not have carried a dangerously high current, and would have aflbrded ample service to the electric-light company's patron on the north side of the street. But it would seem from the evidence upon this branch of the case that nothing short of extraordinary diligence on the part of that company would' have suggested that, after the telephone company erected its line, the transformer should be removed to the south side of the street, in order to guard against all possible danger of the wires of the two systems coming into contact, especially as the testimony disclosed that, even were the telephone wires to fall across the lighting wires, the telephone wires would not become charged with the dangerous current of electricity, unless, by reason of some unforeseen emergency such as afterwards occurred on the night of the homicide, the lighting wires were grounded. Whether or not, in the exercise of ordinary diligence, this precautionary measure should have been taken by the electric-light company was peculiarly a. question for the jury to determine. Upon what theory the jury reached the conclusion that the telephone company was chargeable with negligence is, of course, purely a matter of conjecture. As to the electric-light company, suffice it to say that we are not prepared to hold that the evidence demanded a finding against it. Judgment afirmed. All the Justices concur. BRINSON 'u. KIRKLAND. 4 1. Except in extreme cases where the period is very short or very long, the court can not determine as a matter of law whether the reasonable...
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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899164
  • 9781236899163