Jones v. East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia R. Co.,
128 U.S. 443 (1888)

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Jones v. East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia R. Co., 128 U.S. 443 (1888)

Jones v. East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company

No. 58

Argued November 2, 1888

Decided November 12, 1888

128 U.S. 443


When, in an action by an employs of a railroad company against the company to recover damages for a personal injury inflicted upon him by reason of an engine in motion striking him, it is conceded that the defendant company was in fault on account of the manner of running its trains, and the defense is set up that the plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence, and there is conflicting evidence on that point, the plaintiff is entitled to have that question submitted to the jury.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

Page 128 U. S. 444

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