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Byrne v. Boadle

Citation. 159 ER 299, Volume 159
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Brief Fact Summary.

Plaintiff was struck in the head by a barrel of flour while passing in front of Defendant’s flour store. Plaintiff sued Defendant for negligence.

Synopsis of Rule of Law.

It is possible for a presumption of negligence to arise solely from the type of accident that has occurred.


Plaintiff, a pedestrian was passing along the highway in front of a flour store when Plaintiff was struck and badly injured by a barrel of flour, which was being lowered from a window above. Defendant argued that there was insufficient evidence of negligence for the jury after the jury awarded Plaintiff

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