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Anderson v. Minneapolis, St. P. & S. St. M. Ry. Co.
Minnesota Supreme Court
146 Minn. 430, 179 N.W. 45 (1920)
Two separate fires, one of which was started by an engine of Minneapolis, St. P. & S. St. M. Ry. Co. (Railroad) (defendant), merged. The merged fire burned Jacob Anderson’s (plaintiff) property. It is not clear how the other fire started. Anderson brought suit against the Railroad for negligence. A jury returned a verdict in favor of Anderson, and the trial court denied the Railroad’s motions for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and new trial. The Railroad appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Lees, C.)
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