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Smith v. Rapid Transit, Inc.

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
58 N.E.2d 754 (Mass. 1945)


Facts

Smith (plaintiff was injured in an accident caused by a bus of Rapid Transit, Inc. (Rapid) (defendant). Smith brought suit against the defendant claiming that the bus that injured her belonged to Rapid. Rapid claimed that it could have been a bus operated by someone else that caused the accident. Rapid was the only public franchise running a bus line on the street at the time accident occurred. The trial court issued a directed verdict for Rapid. Smith appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Spalding, J.)

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