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Sullivan v. Crabtree
Citation:258 S.W.2d 782 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1953)
Robert Sullivan was killed while riding as a guest in a truck driven by Crabtree (Defendant). Defendant testified that he did not know how he lost control of the truck, which swerved off the highway and overturned down a steep embankment. Robert’s parents (Plaintiffs) sued Defendant for the death of their son on the theory of negligence.
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Topic Refresher CourseNegligence: Res Ipsa Loquitor (The Thing Speaks for itself)