101 N.Y. 391, Larmore v. Crown Point Iron Co.

Citation:101 N.Y. 391
Party Name:DENNIS LARMORE, Respondent, v. THE CROWN POINT IRON Co., Appellant.
Case Date:February 09, 1886
Court:New York Court of Appeals

Page 391

101 N.Y. 391

DENNIS LARMORE, Respondent,

v.

THE CROWN POINT IRON Co., Appellant.

New York Court of Appeal

February 9, 1886

Argued January 26, 1886.

COUNSEL

M. D. Grover for appellant. Defendant owed plaintiff no duty; he was, when injured, a trespasser or mere licensee upon defendant's premises. ( Severy v. Nickerson, 120 Mass. 306; 21 Am. Rep. 514; Sullivan v. Waters, 14 Ir. C. L. 466; E. & T. H. R. R. Co. v. Griffin, 100 Ind. 221; 50 Am. Rep. 783; Wright v. Rawson, 3 N.W. Rep'r, 726; Dogget v. Ill. Cent. R. R. Co., 34 Ill. 284; Balch v. Smith, 7 H. & N. 723; Nicholson v. Erie R. Co., 41 N.Y. 534; Sutton's Case, 66

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id. 243; Southcote v. Stanley, 1 H. & M. 246; Victory v. Baker, 67 N.Y. 366.)

Matthew Hale for respondent. Defendant was bound to use reasonable care in the construction of the whimsey. (Shearm. & Redf. on Neg., § 590; Cowley v. Sunderland, 6 H. & N. 565.) The accident could not have happened without negligence on the part of defendant. (Shearm. & Redf. on Neg., § 13; Byrne v. Boadle, 2 H. & C. 722; Miller v. St. John, 57 N.Y. 567, 570; Kearney v. London, etc., R. R. Co., 5 Q. B. 411; L. R., 6 Q. B. 759; Caldwell v. N. J. Steamb't Co., 47 N.Y. 282, 291, 293.) Plaintiff was not, under the circumstances, a trespasser or a mere licensee. (Shearm. & Redf. on Neg., § 498; Beck v. Carter, 68 N.Y. 283; Corby v. Hill, 4 C. B. [ N. S.] 556; Chapman v. Rothwell, El., Bl. & El. 168; Smith v. Docks Co., L. R., 3 C. P. 326; Indermaur v. Dames, 2 id. 311; Holmes v. N. E. R. R. Co., 4 Exch. 254; 6 id. 123; Barry v. N.Y. C. R. R. Co., 92 N.Y. 289, 293.)

ANDREWS, J.

We are unable to perceive, upon the evidence, that any duty rested on the defendant to keep the whimsey in repair for the protection of the plaintiff. The defendant for its own purposes, and in the prosecution of its business, had constructed a machine for raising ore from its mines. It consisted of an upright, or mast, in which a lever was inserted by the device of a mortise and tenon, and as an additional precaution for keeping the lever in place, an iron pin was driven through the mast and tenon. The machine was worked by attaching horses to the end of the lever, by means whereof, a bucket filled with ore, was raised from the mine to the surface of the ground, and when discharged, the...

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    • Arkansas Supreme Court of Arkansas
    • 20 Mayo 1912
    ...actively negligent in the management of his property or business, whereby one is injured, even though he is a bare licensee, is liable. 101 N.Y. 391; 98 Mass. 577; 102 Mass. 4899; 2 N.Y. 289; 90 Ind. 205; 155 Mass. 472; 66 Conn. 528; 29 Cyc. 509-10. One who goes on the premises of another b......
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    • California Supreme Court of California
    • 12 Noviembre 1890
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