Burton v. West Jersey Ferry Co. - 114 U.S. 474 (1885)
U.S. Supreme Court
Burton v. West Jersey Ferry Co., 114 U.S. 474 (1885)
Burton v. West Jersey Ferry Company
Argued April 19, 1885
Decided April 20, 1885
114 U.S. 474
A general exception to a charge which does not direct the attention of the court to the particular portions of it to which objection is made raises no question for review by this Court.
The failure of a steam ferry company, engaged in transporting passengers for hire across a river, to provide seats enough for all is not negligence entailing liability for injury by accident unless it appears that a less number of seats was provided than was customary and sufficient for those who ordinarily preferred to be seated while crossing.
The facts which make the case are stated in the opinion of the court.