Pennsylvania State Reports Volume 218

Pennsylvania State Reports Volume 218

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...and one voluntarily there assumes the risk. For the exigency which determines him to take the risk rather than delay for another car, the company is not responsible. In this case the plaintifi', with a courtesy altogether commendable, surrendered his place within the car to a lady who, but for his action, would have been excluded. Having once yielded his place in the car, he was put to his choice whether to ride on the platform or take a later car, just as the 1907. Opinion of the Court. person he accommodated would have been obliged to do had he not surrendered his advantage to her. The legal consequence of his choice was that he forfeited the advantage of the presumption, which the law raises in favor of one injured while riding in the car, that the accident resulted from the negligence of the company. His riding on the platform would not excuse negligence on the part of the company in exposing him to known and avoidable danger; but it put upon him the burden of showing that his injuries resulted from negligence of this degree. There was nothing in the evidence to support any such contention. From all that appears, it was an accident which even more than the care required under the circumstances to exculpate the defendant would not have avoided. Judgment alfirmed. p Tanner's Estate. Guardian and ward--Sale by guardian--Setting aside sale--Purchase by guardian. The fact that a sale of a minor's interest in land is made by the guardian for the purpose of securing for himself and others the title thereto, is sufficient ground for setting aside the sale without proof of actual fraud or inadequacy of price. That the intent was honest and a full consideration was paid does not prevent the application of the rule that a more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236762762
  • 9781236762764