Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Railroad v. W. R. Jerigan

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Railroad v. W. R. Jerigan
Case Date: 
1906
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
7
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A mule escaped from Jerigan's barn and some boys tried to drive it back to the barn. It then tried to cross a cross gap in the train but became fastened to it. It became frightened and tried to free itself inadvertently bruising and cutting itself. It in a few months from these injuries. The track had a patented cattle guard stock gap patented by Eugene Cook. Description of the use of this guard included. Defense argues that the guard was not installed properly and this caused the accident.