Reports of the Cases Decided in the Appellate Court of Indiana Volume 44

Reports of the Cases Decided in the Appellate Court of Indiana Volume 44

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...company and the electric company in the city of Hammond. The lower cross-arms were used by the electric company and the upper cross-arms by the telegraph company. The trouble on the line was what is known as a "ground," which rendered the line useless for the transmission of messages beyond such point. The only way the plaintifi knew to test a "ground" at that point was to climb the pole, carrying a wire long enough to reach to the earth, and make a test by signaling the nearest telegraph station. While engaged in his work at that time and place he received a shock of electricity, which knocked him from said pole, resulting in the injuries complained of. Upon affidavit of the telegraph company a change of venue was taken to Porter county. and upon the affidavit of plaintifi' the venue was again changed to Laporte Superior Court. where the case was tried by jury. A general verdict was South Shore Ga, etc., Co. v. Ambre--44 Ind. App. 435. returned in favor of the plaintifi and against the electric company, and in favor of the telegraph company for costs against said plaintiff. With the general verdict the jury returned answers to interrogatories. From the judgment against said plaintifl and in favor of the telegraph company an appeal was taken to this court, and at this term reversed. (See Ambre v. Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. 1909, 43 Ind. App. 47.) Appellant's motions for judgment non obstante veredicto, for a new trial, and in arrest were overruled, and judgment was rendered on the verdict against appellant. These rulings are assigned as error. The objections to the complaint are: (1) That it discloses no duty which the appellant owed to the appellee Ambre, the breach of which is charged to have been 1....show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 535g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236815947
  • 9781236815941