Torts Keyed to Prosser
Yellow Cab Co. of D.C., Inc. v. Dreslin
A taxicab owned by the Appellant and an automobile driven by the Appellee collided. Appellee’s wife and others in his car were injured. They sued Appellant for the resulting damages. Appellee joined in the suit, claiming loss of consortium and medical expenses for Mrs. Dreslin and damages to his automobile. Appellant claimed contributory negligence against Appellee and cross-claimed against him for damages to the taxicab and contribution for sums recovered by other plaintiffs. The jury determined that the collision was caused by concurrent negligence, with judgments being entered in favor of all plaintiffs except Appellee. A declaratory judgment was also entered allowing Appellant contribution against Appellee for several judgments except for that of his wife. Yellow cab appealed this decision.
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