David West v. Athens Roller Mills, Inc.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
David West v. Athens Roller Mills, Inc.
Case Date: 
1938
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
181
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Plaintiff is the administrator of the estate of James Henderson West (dec.), who was employed by the defendant loading trucks on a mill. One Arthur Landers, another employee of the defendant was driving the truck at a reckless speed and when the truck crashed and the deceased was thrown from it onto the road, cracking his skull and dying from the injuries. The deceased's mother told the defendant he wasn’t to ride in the trucks prior to the accident. Plaintiff sued for $25,000 in damages.