88 N.Y. 398, Morrell v. Peck

Citation:88 N.Y. 398
Party Name:ANNA A. MORRELL, as Administratrix, etc., appellant, v. BENJAMIN R. PECK et al., as Commissioners of Highways, etc., Respondents.
Case Date:March 21, 1882
Court:New York Court of Appeals

Page 398

88 N.Y. 398

ANNA A. MORRELL, as Administratrix, etc., appellant,

v.

BENJAMIN R. PECK et al., as Commissioners of Highways, etc., Respondents.

New York Court of Appeal

March 21, 1882

Argued Mar. 7, 1882.

Page 399

COUNSEL

E. Countryman for appellant. The court properly received evidence to show, that the morning after the accident a railing was put on the south side of the bridge. (2 Wharton on Evidence, § 1081; Westfall v. Erie R. Co., 5 Hun, 75, 77; Masterson v. N.Y. C. & H. R. R. R. Co., 84 N.Y. 252; Dale v. Lack. & W. R. R. Co., 75 Id . 472; Harvey v. N.Y. C. & H. R. R. R. Co., 19 Hun, 556, 559; Bregham v. Great Western R. R. Co., 34 Barb. 260, 276; Penn. R. R. Co. v. Henderson, 51 Penn. St. 315, 320; Westchester, etc., R. R. Co. v. McEllwee, 67 Id . 311, 314; McKee v. Bidwell, 74 Id . 218, 225; Bradman v. Conway, 126 Mass. 374; Sewell v. Cohoes, 75 N.Y. 45, 54; S. C., 11 Hun, 626, 630; Folsom v. Underhill, 36 Vt. 580, 588; Manderschid v. Dubuque,

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29 Iowa, 74.) The defendants were clearly guilty of negligence if they had funds to enable them to repair the bridge. ( Hover v. Backhoof, 44 N.Y. 113; Hines v. Lockport, 50 Id . 236; Robinson v. Chamberlain, 34 Id . 389; Lamont v. Haight, 44 How. 1; Bostwick v. Barlow, 14 Hun, 177; Weed v. Ballston Spa, 76 N.Y. 329; 2 R. S. [6th ed.] 136, § 1, subd. 4; Gillespie v. Newburgh, 54 N.Y. 468; Hyatt v. Rondout, 44 Barb. 385; 41 N.Y. 619; Palmer v. Andover, 2 Cush. 600; Hayden v. Attleborough, 7 Gray, 338; Norris v. Litchfield, 35 N.H. 271; Houfe v. Fulton, 29 Mis. 296; Baldwin v. Turnpike Co., 40 Conn. 238; 2 R. S. [ 6th ed.] 137, § § 6, 7; Laws of 1832, p. 480, chap. 274, § § 1, 3; Laws of 1857, chap. 615, § 1; Matthews v. Crawford, 36 Barb. 564; Barber v. Loomis, 6 Hill, 462; People v. Town Auditors, 75 N.Y. 316; Lament v. Haight, 44 How. 1; People v. Town Auditors, 74 N.Y. 311.) Whether the plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence was a question of fact. ( Hart v. Hudson River Bridge, 80 N.Y. 622; Weed v. Ballston Spa, 76 Id . 329; Driscoll v. Mayor of New York, 11 Hun, 101; Houfe v. Fulton, 29 Wis. 297.) A misapprehension or mistake of judgment including sudden peril does not bar a recovery. ( Dyer v. Erie R. Co., 71 N.Y. 228; Twomley v. Central Park, etc., R. R. Co., 39 Id . 158.)

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  • 247 N.Y. 340, McFarlane v. City of Niagara Falls
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • February 14, 1928
    ...If so, the fault was hers. The rule to be extracted from these and like cases (e. g., Chisholm v. State, 141 N.Y. 246; Morrell v. Peck, 88 N.Y. 398; Minick v. Troy, 83 N.Y. 514) may now be formulated. At least where the substance of the wrong is negligence, a plaintiff, though pleading nuis......
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    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • June 24, 1889
    ...v. L. I. R. R. Co., 101 N.Y. 419.) That question having here been rightly left to them, it cannot now be inquired into. ( Morrell v. Peck, 88 N.Y. 398; Ihl v. Forty-second St. R. R. Co., 47 id. 317.) The evidence in this case required its submission to the jury. ( Hart v. H. R. B. Co., 80 N......
  • 131 N.Y. 382, Clapper v. Town of Waterford
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • March 1, 1892
    ...their having funds to repair the defect, that five or six days after the injury one of the commissioners repaired it. ( Morrill v. Peck, 88 N.Y. 401; Bateman v. N.Y. C. R. R. Co., 27 Hun, 429; Getty v. Hamlin, 28 N.Y. S. R. 277; Readman v. Conway, 126 Mass. 374; Bidwell v. Murray, 40 Hun, 1......
  • 172 N.Y. 250, Second Nat. Bank v. Weston
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • October 7, 1902
    ...which are referred to above, were all evidence raising a question of fact, and the court's finding is conclusive here. (Morrell v. Peck, 88 N.Y. 398; Kenney v. City of Cohoes, 100 N.Y. 623; Meacham v. N.Y. S. M. B. A., 120 N.Y. 237.) Page 252 CULLEN, J. The action was brought against Wallac......
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  • 247 N.Y. 340, McFarlane v. City of Niagara Falls
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • February 14, 1928
    ...If so, the fault was hers. The rule to be extracted from these and like cases (e. g., Chisholm v. State, 141 N.Y. 246; Morrell v. Peck, 88 N.Y. 398; Minick v. Troy, 83 N.Y. 514) may now be formulated. At least where the substance of the wrong is negligence, a plaintiff, though pleading nuis......
  • 115 N.Y. 22, Spooner v. Delaware, L. & W.R. Co.
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • June 24, 1889
    ...v. L. I. R. R. Co., 101 N.Y. 419.) That question having here been rightly left to them, it cannot now be inquired into. ( Morrell v. Peck, 88 N.Y. 398; Ihl v. Forty-second St. R. R. Co., 47 id. 317.) The evidence in this case required its submission to the jury. ( Hart v. H. R. B. Co., 80 N......
  • 131 N.Y. 382, Clapper v. Town of Waterford
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • March 1, 1892
    ...their having funds to repair the defect, that five or six days after the injury one of the commissioners repaired it. ( Morrill v. Peck, 88 N.Y. 401; Bateman v. N.Y. C. R. R. Co., 27 Hun, 429; Getty v. Hamlin, 28 N.Y. S. R. 277; Readman v. Conway, 126 Mass. 374; Bidwell v. Murray, 40 Hun, 1......
  • 172 N.Y. 250, Second Nat. Bank v. Weston
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • October 7, 1902
    ...which are referred to above, were all evidence raising a question of fact, and the court's finding is conclusive here. (Morrell v. Peck, 88 N.Y. 398; Kenney v. City of Cohoes, 100 N.Y. 623; Meacham v. N.Y. S. M. B. A., 120 N.Y. 237.) Page 252 CULLEN, J. The action was brought against Wallac......
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