Torts Keyed to Prosser
Dillon v. Twin State Gas & Electric Co
This action is for negligently causing the death of Plaintiff’s intestate, a 14 year old boy. The Defendant maintained electrical wires over a public bridge. The decedent and friends often played on the bridge during the day. On one such occasion, the decedent lost his balance while sitting on a horizontal girder and instinctively grabbed a hanging wire. The wire was not insulated against contact and electrocuted the decedent. The Defendant claims exception for a denial of its motion for a directed verdict based on damages.
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