New York, L.E. & W. R. Co. v. Madison
123 U.S. 524 (1887)

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U.S. Supreme Court

New York, L.E. & W. R. Co. v. Madison, 123 U.S. 524 (1887)

New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company v. Madison

Argued November 11, 1887

Decided December 5, 1887

123 U.S. 524

Syllabus

If the jury return a verdict for the plaintiff after the court in its charge instructs them to "disregard altogether" evidence on the plaintiff's part which had been improperly introduced and had been excepted to, the defendant cannot assign error here in this respect.

Page 123 U. S. 525

Rulings of the court below on questions of law will not be considered here on a writ of error unless it appears from the bill of exceptions or otherwise in the record that the facts were such as to make them material to the issue which was tried.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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