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Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co.
Citation:250 N.Y. 479, 166 N.E. 173 (N.Y. 1929)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Murphy (Plaintiff) sued Steeplechase Amusement Co. (Defendant), a theme park, for negligence after he was injured by an attraction known as the “The Flopper” at the amusement park. The ride was a moving belt running upward on an inclined plane, on which passengers could sit or stand. A fall was foreseen as one of the risks of the ride. Murphy fractured his knee cap on the ride.
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