Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. v. W. R. Boone by next friend M.M. Boone

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. v. W. R. Boone by next friend M.M. Boone
Case Date: 
1888
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Negligence

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
90
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18 year old Boone, fireman, lost his arm due to coupling accident. Original case: Boone sued Railroad Co. for $15,000. Jury sides with Boone. R.R. called for new trial, was overruled, and then appealed. R.R. charges court and circuit judge in error. Railroad Co. sues Boone for gross and willful negligence in not providing man to assist him to signal and brake and for bringing cars too rapidly together, resulting in loss of time, expense, and permanent injury.