Brown v. Collins
Superior Judicial Court of New Hampshire
53 N.H. 442 (1873)
Brown (plaintiff) owned a stone post that contained a street lamp. Collins (defendant) was operating a horse-drawn wagon loaded with grain near Brown’s post. Collins was stopped near a railroad track. A locomotive passed and frightened Collins’ horses. The horses became uncontrollable and bolted from the tracks. Collins was thrown from his seat, and the horses and wagon crashed into Brown’s post, causing damage. Brown sued Collins for trespass.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Doe, J.)
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