Rapaport, Lauren _Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co. Case Brief.docx

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Rapaport, Lauren 5/2/2020 Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co. Case Brief Facts Plaintiff was on Defendant’s railroad awaiting a train to Rockway Beach. Two passengers attempted to jump on a moving train. While these actions were occurring, the guards attempted to help out those individuals, with one of the two individuals getting on the train fine. However, the second individual didn’t have great success, as he got pushed by one of the guards. Additionally, he was holding a package which contained fireworks. In the process, the package fell, and the fireworks exploded, injuring the Plaintiff. Plaintiff sued Defendant for damages. In the trial court, the court ruled in favor of the Plaintiff. Issue Whether an action for injuries sustained during an explosion makes the Defendant railroad company liable for negligence due to employees conduct? Rules If no hazard was apparent in the eyes of a reasonable person, with an act which seems innocent

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