John Goggin v. The East Tenn. & Va. Rail Road Company

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Goggin v. The East Tenn. & Va. Rail Road Company
Case Date: 
1859
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Trespass and Damages

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
9
Notes / Description: 

$10,000 damages. Plaintiff was pushing a loaded hand car along the tracks following a train with another train approaching in the rear. The train he was following stopped in a curve out of his sight and the hand car collided with the train throwing the plaintiff off and injuring him.