Palsgraf v Long Island railroad

Palsgraf v Long Island railroad
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  • I am going to miss the train
  • I am not going to sue anyone today
  • I'll push you on to the moving train
  • I'll grab you
  • Should I move on to a moving train?
  • I am going to sue the Long Island train company
  • The passenger was standing on a platform of the railroad after buying a ticket. A train stopped at the station, and a man ran forward to catch it.
  •  A man carrying a package jumped aboard a car of a moving train and, seeming unsteady as if about to fall, a guard on the car reached forward to help him in and another guard on the platform pushed him from behind, during which the package was dislodged and falling upon the rails exploded, causing injuries to plaintiff, an intending passenger, who stood on the platform many feet away.
  • Assisting a passenger to board a train, the defendant's servant negligently knocked a package from his arms. It fell between the platform and the cars. Of its contents the servant knew and could know nothing. A violent explosion followed. The concussion broke some scales standing a considerable distance away. In falling they injured the plaintiff, an intending passenger. 
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