Nancy E. Choate v. East Tennessee, Virginia, & Georgia Railway Co.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Nancy E. Choate v. East Tennessee, Virginia, & Georgia Railway Co.
Case Date: 
1891
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
112
Notes / Description: 

Plaintiff Nancy E. Choate sued the defendant railway company for $30,000 in damages for the negligent and wrongful killing of her husband, John A. Choate, who left behind three children: Ella, Willie, and Maggie. Choate charged that the train failed to indicate its presence with a whistle or attempt to brake, resulting in the train running over the plaintiff's husband and causing him to suffer greatly and die.