Blytha Henley v. Southern Railway Company

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Blytha Henley v. Southern Railway Company
Case Date: 
1938
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Negligence

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
50
Notes / Description: 

Railway sprayed its right of way w/poison & Blytha's mule ate poisoned grass on the right of way and died, so Blytha sued the railway. Blytha leased farm between railway & Walden's Ridge, near Elverton, & was working mule in cane mill during day, leaving it tied up 1/4 mile from railway at night. He drove schoolbus in morning. When he returned, his employee Chester Lee Johnson told him mule had broken rope & eaten poisoned grass. Exhibit: sign warning of poison/passable injury to livestock.