Sullivan v. Dunham
Court of Appeals of New York
55 N.E. 923 (1900)
Dunham (defendant) hired two men to clear a tree on his property with dynamite. As a result of the blast, debris fell on a public highway, striking and killing Sullivan. Her estate (plaintiff) sued Dunham and the two men. The trial court instructed the jury that it did not need to find negligence to establish liability. A verdict was entered for Sullivan, and the appellate division affirmed. Dunham appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Vann, J.)
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