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NEW YORK, N.H. & H. R. CO. V. FRUCHTER, 260 U. S. 141 (1922)

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New York, N.H. & H. R. Co. v. Fruchter, 260 U.S. 141 (1922)

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company v. Fruchter

Nos. 35, 36

Argued October 6, 9, 1922

Decided November 13, 1922

260 U.S. 141


A boy of eight years, by climbing to the topmost girder of a municipal bridge used for conveying a street across a railroad, and thence up a latticed tower, touched a live electric wire twenty-nine feet above the street, and was injured. Held, upon the circumstances stated in the opinion, that the railroad company (which maintained the wires and the bridge framework) could not be deemed liable upon the theory of license or invitation. P. 260 U. S. 143. United Zinc Co. v. Britt, 258 U. S. 268.

261 F. 419 reversed.

Certiorari to judgments of the circuit court of appeals affirming judgments in the district court against the petitioner in two actions for personal injuries.

Page 260 U. S. 143

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