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Yania v. Bigan
Citation:155 A.2d 343 (Pa. 1959)
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Bigan (Defendant) ran a coal strip-mining operation where he had large holes in the ground filled with water. Yania (Plaintiff) came to discuss business dealings with Defendant. Defendant asked Plaintiff for his help in turning on a water pump that was in one of the holes. Yania jumped into the water from a high height, at Bigan’s goading, and drowned.
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