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Civil Procedure Keyed to Mueller
Lavender v. Kurn
Citation:327 U.S. 645 (1946)
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The administrator of the estate of L.E. Haney (Petitioner) sued trustees of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company and Illinois Central Railroad Company (Respondents) for negligence following Haney’s death. Haney, a former switchman, was found dead on the job from an injury to the back of the head. Petitioner presented evidence that Haney was hit in the head by a mail hook negligently hanging from a passing train, and that the unlit and uneven ground negligently contributed to this dangerous workplace. Respondents presented evidence that Haney was murdered by an unknown assailant.
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