Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee Volume 129

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee Volume 129

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...ch. 29. Appeal from the Circuit Court of Maury County, to the Court of Civil Appeals, and by certiorari from the Court of Civil Appeals to the Supreme Court.--W. B. TURNER, Judge. This was an action for damages, brought by W. Y. C. Grant and his wife, Mrs. Susie Grant, against the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company, the Nash W. N. McDonald and W. J. Thompson, partners doing business under the name of the Nashville Concrete Company. McDonald was never served with process. A nonsuit was taken as to the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Company, and upon the trial the court directed a verdict in favor of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company, and submitted the case to the jury as to W. J. Thompson, and the jury returned a verdict against Thompson for $3,500. The court suggested a remittitur of $1,500, which the plaintiffs accepted under protest. The plaintiffs' below appealed in error to the court of civil appeals, and in that court assigned as error the action of the trial judge in directing a verdict in favor of the railroad company, and also his action in suggesting a remittitur of $1,500. The court of civil appeals, in a majority opinion, approved the reduction of the verdict, but reversed the judgment of the court below in the matter of the directed verdict, and remanded the case for further proceedings against therailroad company. Grant and wife have filed a petition for certiomri, in which they again challenge the propriety of the reduction of their verdict against Thompson. The railroad company has filed a petition for certiomri, in which it assigns as error the action of the court of civil appeals in reversing the judgment of the circuit 129 Tenn.-26 court embodying a directed verdict in its behalf....show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678202X
  • 9781236782021