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Adams v. The New Jersey Steamboat Co.

New York Court of Appeals
45 N.E. 369 (N.Y. 1896)


Facts

Adams (plaintiff) was a passenger on a steamboat owned and operated by the New Jersey Steamboat Company (the company) (defendant). When Adams went to bed for the night, he locked his room’s door and left his money in his clothing in the room. A thief reached in through a window and stole Adams’s money. Adams sued the company for the amount of money stolen. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Adams. The appellate court affirmed. The company appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (O’Brien, J.)

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