Goddard v. Boston & M.R. Co.

Decision Date22 May 1901
Citation179 Mass. 52,60 N.E. 486
PartiesGODDARD v. BOSTON & M. R. CO.
CourtUnited States State Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Supreme Court


E. Crowley, for plaintiff.

Walter I. Badger and Sanford Robinson, for defendant.



The banana skin upon which the plaintiff stepped and which caused him to slip may have been dropped within a minute by one of the persons who was leaving the train. It is unnecessary to go further to decide the case.

Exceptions overruled.

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