The New Hampshire Reports Volume 73

The New Hampshire Reports Volume 73

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... the defendants. YOUNG, J. The defendants' first exception must be overruled because there is evidence from which it can be found that the defendants' negligence was the legal cause of the plaintiffs' loss, and they cannot relieve themselves from the consequences of their wrongful acts by special contract, either in this state or in Massachusetts. Durgin v. Gompany, 66 N. H. 277; Con: v. Railroad, 170 Mass. 129, 136, 137; School District v. Railroad, 102 Mass. 552. It could be found that if the defendants had used ordinary care in respect to employing watchmen and providing apparatus for extinguishing fires, this one would have been confined to the transfer station. In that case, notwithstanding the fire started without the defendants' fault, their negligence in respect to extinguishing it would be the legal cause, and the fire itself only the occasion, of the plaintiffs' loss.-The evidence in respect to the facilities provided by the city for extinguishing fires was properly admitted, for the precautions that ordinary men would take to protect the property in this yard from fire would depend in some degree, at least, upon the protection furnished by the city. The exception to the amount of the damages in the second case, not having been argued, has not been considered. Exceptions overruled. All concurred. Grafton, June 6, 1905. MILLER, Adm'r, v. Bosron & MAINE RAILROAD. In an action of negligence against an employer, certain evidence deemed sufiicient to warrant a finding that the injuries complained of resulted from the defendant's failure to give proper instructions concerning a danger of which the servant had neither actual nor constructive knowledge, and the risk of which he did not...
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873033
  • 9781236873033