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Newlin v. The New England Telephone & Telegraph Co.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
54 N.E.2d 929 (1944)
A telephone pole owned by the New England Telephone & Telegraph Company (New England Telephone) (defendant) fell onto a power line. This cut off power to a mushroom plant owned by Newlin (plaintiff), causing the mushrooms to die. The lost power had been provided by a third-party company. Newlin brought a negligence suit against New England Telephone. The trial court sustained a demurrer. Newlin appealed. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Dolan, J.)
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