Citizens Street Railroad Co. v. Lucia E. Robertson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Citizens Street Railroad Co. v. Lucia E. Robertson
Case Date: 
1898
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Injury and Damages

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
23
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Case arose from an electric streetcar incident in Memphis. The defendant was the only person on the car when the conductor had "to attend to an urgent call of nature." It was claimed that Robertson left the car for a few moments, returned, and was thrown to the ground before she alighted the car, injuring herself in the process. By the time the case got to the Supreme Ct., the rail car company was claiming that she had been awarded an excessive settlement.