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Civil Procedure Keyed to Spencer
Byrd v. Blue Ridge Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Citation:356 U.S. 525 (1958)
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Byrd, Plaintiff, worked as a lineman for the construction contractor, R.H. Boulingy. Inc. Blue Ridge Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., Defendant, hired R.H. Boulingy to install power lines. During the installation, Plaintiff was injured by a power line, allegedly due to Defendant’s negligence. Plaintiff filed suit. Defendant responded that the state’s Workmen’s Compensation Act shielded Defendant from liability.
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