Reports of Cases Determined in the Appellate Courts of Illinois Volume 187

Reports of Cases Determined in the Appellate Courts of Illinois Volume 187

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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: ... reasonably safe place to work and to provide a reasonably safe exit from the sixth floor to the fire escape; that the defendant negligently failed to perform said duty, "but on the contrary, furnished the plaintiff's deceased with a place that was highly dangerous, owing to the fact that if a fire originated within said building, no means of escape from such fire was furnished to the plaintitf's deceased;" that defendant also negligentl_v obstructed "the passageway or approach to the said fire escape," and negligently piled large. quantities of furniture, mattresses and other materials on the sixth floor, and at the west end thereof, "thereby obstructing access to said fire escape," and rendering it impossible for those Working in the office part of the sixth floor to reach the fire escape in case of fire; that on, ctc., a fire originated below the sixth floor "by the said gasoline becoming ignited;" that the fire spread rapidly and immediately obstructed all stairways and elevator shafts leading from the sixth floor to the lower floors; and because of the negligence of defendant "in obstructing the approach or passageway leading to said fire escape" and making" access thereto dillicult and impossible, the plaintiff 's deceased was unable to escape and was burned to death. Hunt v. L. Fish Furniture Co., 187 Ill. App. 326. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for twenty-five hundred dollars, and from a judgment entered upon that verdict, the defendant appeals. MILLER, GORHAM & WALES, for appellant. DAVID K. Tenn, and H. M. Asnron, for appellee. Mn. Pnssrome JUSTICE FITCH delivered the opinion of the court. It is urged that the third...
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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847016
  • 9781236847010