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September 24, 2012Anjou v. Boston Elevated Railway Co.Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1911Facts: The plaintiff Helen Anjou, injured herself when she slipped and fell on a banana peel. The Plaintiff was following one of the railroad workers who was showing her how to get to another car when she slipped. The banana peal was described as black and dry asif it had been trampled on and been on the platform for a while.Procedural History: Verdict was directed for defendant, and the case reported.Issues: Was the Railway Company negligent by not picking up the banana peel?Holding (and Judgment):Yes. The company was negligent by not picking up the banana peel to prevent the injury from occurring. (Judgment for the plaintiff, normally would have been reversed and remanded, but Defense counsel agreed to an entry of judgment if he lost on appeal).