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Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co.
Citation:162 N.E. 99 (N.Y. 1928)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Palsgraf (Plaintiff) stood on the train platform owned by the Long Island Railroad Co. (Defendant), having just bought a ticket. A man who was carrying a package wrapped in newspaper began running to catch the train. He required assistance from guards on the train and platform to get onto the train. As he was getting on, the package (which contained fireworks) fell from his arms onto the tracks and exploded. The explosion caused a scale to fall over and injure Plaintiff.
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