Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Sheehan v. New York
Sheehan stopped his bus at an intersection for passengers and to allow others to disembark. He did not pull over completely to the right, but stopped in the right traffic lane. A New York City sanitation truck careened into the bus, due to the failure of the truck’s brakes. An injured passenger brought suit. A jury found for Plaintiff, assigning liability to both the Transit Authority and New York City. The judge set aside the verdict against the Transit Authority, assigning sole liability to New York City and to the truck driver. The Appellate Division reinstated the verdicts. The bus driver and the Transit Authority appealed.
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