From our private database of 36,900+ case briefs...
Jackson v. Brown
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
801 S.E.2d 194 (2017)
Robert Jackson (defendant) was driving a flatbed truck. Jackson stopped at an intersection perpendicular to a four-lane highway. Jackson planned to drive across the two eastbound lanes and make a left turn into a westbound lane. Jackson saw an oncoming truck in the eastbound lanes but believed he had sufficient time to cross. Harry Myer Jr. was driving a motorcycle below the speed limit in the right eastbound lane as Jackson started to cross the lane. Myer hit his brakes and stayed in the right lane, but his motorcycle collided with Jackson’s truck near the left edge of the right lane. Myer died as a result of his injuries. Pamela Brown, the administratrix of Myer’s estate (plaintiff), brought a wrongful death action against Jackson. Jackson defended the case by alleging that Myer was negligent in swerving left rather than right. The circuit court granted summary judgment to Brown.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ketchum, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 629,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 629,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 36,900 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.