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Reid v. San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad

Supreme Court of Utah
118 P. 1009 (1911)


Facts

Reid (plaintiff) sued San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad (Railroad) (defendant) alleging that the Railroad negligently let the fencing along its railroad tracks fall into disrepair, allowing one of Reid’s cows to wander onto the track where it was struck and killed by a train. The verdict was for Reid, and the Railroad appealed.

Rule of Law

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (McCarty, J.)

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  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

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