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Rogers v. Kent County Board of Road Commissioners
Citation:30 N.W.2d 358 (Mich. 1948)
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Kent County Board of Road Commissioners (Defendant) obtained a license from Rogers to place a snow fence on his land during the winter season, which they would remove at the end of the season. After the second snow season, Defendant failed to remove a steel post from the fence, which Rogers hit while mowing. Rogers was throw from the mower and suffered serious injury resulting in his death. Rogers’ wife (Plaintiff) sued Defendant for trespass to land and negligence.
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