Joseph Flanagin v. Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Co.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Joseph Flanagin v. Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Co.
Case Date: 
1886
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Negligence

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
526
Notes / Description: 

pla. was locomotive fireman for Def., working on engine & train on the track between Nashville & Chattanooga, when train suddenly came upon large rock & other obstruction, causing train to be thrown from track & pla. permanently injured. pla. sued Def for negligently failing to keep track safe, asking $25,000 dmgs. pla. testified he & his brother contribute to support of their widowed mother. Location of accident: between Whiteside & Shell Mound. Court ruled for pla.. Alt sp: Flanagan, Flannagin.