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Anderson v. Minneapolis, St. P. & S. St. M. Ry. Co.
Citation:146 Minn. 430, 179 N.W. 45 (1920)
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Anderson’s (plaintiff) property was damaged by a fire in October 1918. The plaintiff sued Minneapolis, St. P. & S. St. M. Ry. Co. (defendant) for negligence, alleging that one of the defendant’s trains had started a fire in August 1918 that smoldered until it flared up in October and reached the plaintiff’s property. Around this time, another large fire was burning through Minneapolis and likely combined with the defendant’s fire.
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