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Sheehan v. St. Paul & Duluth Ry. Co.
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
76 Fed. 201 (7th Cir. 1896)
Sheehan (plaintiff) was walking on the tracks of the St. Paul & Duluth Ry. Co. (Railroad) (defendant) when his foot got stuck. He was unable to remove his foot as a train approached and the train tried, but was unable to stop, running over Sheehan’s foot. Sheehan brought suit against the Railroad. The trial court directed a verdict for the Railroad. Sheehan appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Seaman, J.)
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