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Murphy v. SteepleChase Amusement Co., Inc.
Citation:166 N.E. 173 (N.Y. 1929)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co.
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At the defendant’s amusement park, there was an attraction known as “The Flopper,” which 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/game. One day, the plaintiff and his friends visited the defendant’s park. The plaintiff and his friends saw a group of other people trying “The Flopper” before trying it themselves. The plaintiff fell from the ride/game and and fractured his knee cap.
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