Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee Volume 137

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee Volume 137

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... pursuance of an agreement hereafter referred to, the suit was dismissed below as to the Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Company. A verdict was directed in favor of the Middle Tennessee Railroad Company. There was a verdict and judgment for plaintiff against the Nashville Interurban Railway, from which that company prosecuted an appeal in error to the court Cf civil appeals. The court of civil appeals reversed and dismissed the suit, and the case is before us on petitions for certiorari filed both by Gregory and by the Nashville Interurban Railway. The Interurba11 Railway C0mpany's lines run into the town of Franklin, and it maintains over the streets in that place a trolley wire and a feed wire, both of which wires are charged with a powerful current of electricity. Over the trolley and feed wires at the point of this accident were strung a number of wires of the Cumberland Telephone &-Telegraph Company. Some of the witnesses estimated the number of telephone wires at about fifty. Proof introduced for the plaintiff below tends to' show that a wire of the telephone company broke and fell across the trolley wire or feed wire of the interurban company, and the end of the telephone wire swung Nashville Interurban Ry. Co, v. Gregory. down into the street. The Gregory boy in passing came in contact with the telephone wire highly charged by reason of contact with the trolley wire. and received a severe shock, from which permanent injuries resulted. Neither the feed wire nor the trolley wire of the Interurban Company was insulated. The trolley wire, perhaps, could not have been insulated while in service. VVitnesses who examined the telephone 'wire testified that it was rusted, and apparently broke on account of its...
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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834135
  • 9781236834133