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Zeni v. Anderson
Citation:397 Mich. 117, 243 N.W.2d 270 (1976)
Eleanor Zeni (plaintiff) was walking to work on a well-used pedestrian path in the road, rather than on the snowy and slippery sidewalk, when she was struck by Karen Anderson’s (defendant) car and severely injured. The plaintiff had used to sidewalk and fallen a previous day, as had others in the area. The plaintiff sued the defendant for negligence. The defendant argued that the plaintiff was contributorily negligence because she had violated a Michigan statute by walking in the road and facing away from oncoming traffic.
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