Scheffer v. Railroad Company
105 U.S. 249 (1881)

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Scheffer v. Railroad Company, 105 U.S. 249 (1881)

Scheffer v. Railroad Company

105 U.S. 249

Syllabus

By reason of a collision of railway trains in Virginia, a passenger was injured, and becoming thereby disordered in mind and body, he some eight months thereafter committed suicide. Held, in a suit by his personal representatives against the railway company, that as his own act was the proximate cause of his death, they are not entitled to recover.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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