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" In determining what is proximate cause, the true rule is that the injury must be the natural and probable consequence of the negligence; such a consequence as, under the surrounding circumstances of the case, might and ought to have been foreseen by the... "
Atlantic Reporter - Page 302
1901
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The Lancaster Law Review, Volume 31

Law - 1914 - 448 pages
...said: "The injury must be the natural and probable consequence of the negligence, such a consequence as under the surrounding circumstances of the case...by the wrongdoer as likely to flow from his act." In Wallace v. Keystone Auto Co., 239 Pa., no, proximate cause is defined as follows : " The proximate...
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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All the Railroad ...

Lawrence Lewis, Adelbert Hamilton, John Houston Merrill, William Mark McKinney, James Manford Kerr, John Crawford Thomson - Railroad law - 1883 - 760 pages
...that the injury must be the natural and probable consequence of the negligence — such a consequence as, under the surrounding circumstances of the case,...by the wrong-doer as likely to flow from his act." Township of West Mahonoy v. Watson, (Sup. Ct. Pa., May 9, 1887.) 9 Atl. Rep. 433. In the case of Hoag...
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Some Leading Principles of Anglo-American Law Expounded with a View to Its ...

Henry Taylor Terry - Jurisprudence - 1884 - 736 pages
...on fire and destroyed. It was held that the damage was too remote, it not being " such a consequence as, under the surrounding circumstances of the case,...by the wrong-doer as likely to flow from his act." It seems to me more correct to say that in the circumstances the engineer owed no duty to the plaintiff...
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A Treatise on the Law of Railroads, Volume 2

Horace Gay Wood - Railroad law - 1885 - 804 pages
...is not to be considered the proximate cause of an injury, unless the injury was such a consequence as under the surrounding circumstances of the case, might and ought to have been foreseen by the actor as likely to flow from his act ; and that where, owing to failure of the engineer of an oil train...
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The Atlantic Reporter, Volume 49

Law reports, digests, etc - 1901 - 1162 pages
...contributory negligence would not, as a matter of law, be Imputed to the child whose action is pending for the independent injury, as she was but six years?...is not responsible in any case for an injury which is not thus proximatcly the result of his negligence, and he is not responsible for indirect consequences...
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 9

Law reports, digests, etc - 1887 - 972 pages
...that the injury must be the natural and probable consequence of the negligence; such a consequence as, under the surrounding circumstances of the case,...by the wrong-doer as likely to flow from his act." Measured again by this rule, and the plaintiff's case fails; for, while the supervisors might have...
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The Atlantic Reporter, Volume 97

Law reports, digests, etc - 1916 - 1116 pages
...of the negligence ; such a -consequence as, under the surrounding circumstances of the case might or ought to have been foreseen by the wrongdoer as likely to flow from his act." The charge, as a whole, was quite as favorable to the defendant as he had a right to demand. Under...
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The Southwestern Reporter, Volume 222

Law reports, digests, etc - 1920 - 1206 pages
...rule is that the injury must be the natural and probable consequence of the act — such a consequence as, under the surrounding circumstances of the case,...foreseen by the wrongdoer as likely to flow from his act. Hoag v. Lake Shore & MSR Co., 85 Pa. 293, 27 Am. Rep. 653. In Deming v. Merchants' Cotton Press, etc.,...
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The Eastern Reporter: Containing All the Decisions of the States ..., Volume 8

Law reports, digests, etc - 1887 - 972 pages
...that the injury must be the natural and probable consequence of the negligence ; such a consequence as, under the surrounding circumstances of the case,...by the wrong-doer as likely to flow from his act." Tested by this rule, the negligence and the injury certainly appear a long distance apart. Assuming...
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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All the Railroad ...

Lawrence Lewis, Adelbert Hamilton, John Houston Merrill, William Mark McKinney, James Manford Kerr, John Crawford Thomson - Railroad law - 1887 - 736 pages
...that they were the natural and probable consequence of the act of the conductor; such a consequence as under the surrounding circumstances of the case might and ought to have been foreseen by the conductor as likely to occur, and the verdict should be for the defendant. Answer: While it is true...
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