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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Sinclair Refining Company v. Howell
Citation:222 F.2d 637 (5th Cir. 1955)
Howell (Plaintiff) sued Sinclair Refining Company (Defendant) for the wrongful death of his 19-year-old son, who was killed by a high voltage line when working to install a pole at a filling station. The defendant was responsible for the voltage line that electrocuted the deceased. The district court entered a verdict for the plaintiff. On appeal, the defendant argued that the deceased was subject to the Workmen’s Compensation Act of Alabama as the exclusive source of a remedy.
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