Brief Fact Summary. The facts are not revealed in the casebook.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. The care required of a warehouse man is the same, whether he be rich or poor.
Where the verdict is manifestly against the weight of the evidence, it should be set aside.View Full Point of Law
Issue. Is wealth a factor in determining liability under a claim of negligence?
* If a warehousemen’s liability were predicated on his wealth, then it would be possible for an extremely poor warehouseman to incur no liability in a claim of negligence. No one is willing to relieve a warehouseman of liability on the basis of his wealth.
Discussion. This case suggests that the level of care required of a defendant is constant regardless of its wealth.