Southern Pacific Co. v. Pool
160 U.S. 438 (1896)

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Southern Pacific Co. v. Pool, 160 U.S. 438 (1896)

Southern Pacific Company v. Pool

No. 21

Argued January 15-16, 1895

Decided January 6, 1896

160 U.S. 438

Syllabus

In an action against a railroad company brought by one of its employees to recover damages for injuries inflicted while on duty, where the evidence is conflicting, it is the province of the jury to pass upon the questions of negligence, but where the facts are undisputed or clearly preponderant, they are questions of law for the court.

In this case, after a review of the undisputed facts, it is held that there can be no doubt that the injury which formed the ground for this action was the result of the inexcusable negligence of the company's servant.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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