Mulhern v. Philadelphia Home-Made Bread Co., 162

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Writing for the CourtMR. JUSTICE POTTER:
Citation257 Pa. 22,101 A. 74
PartiesMulhern et al. v. Philadelphia Homemade Bread Company, Appellant
Decision Date05 March 1917
Docket Number162,163

101 A. 74

257 Pa. 22

Mulhern et al.
v.
Philadelphia Homemade Bread Company, Appellant

Nos. 162, 163

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

March 5, 1917


Argued: January 12, 1917

Appeals, Nos. 162 and 163, Jan. T., 1916, by defendant, from judgment of C.P. No. 2, Philadelphia Co., June T., 1910, No. 339, on verdicts for plaintiffs, in case of Anna Mulhern, by her father and next friend, William J. Mulhern, and the said William J. Mulhern, in his own right, v. The Philadelphia Homemade Bread Company. Affirmed.

Trespass to recover damages for personal injuries. Before BARRATT, P.J.

The opinion of the Supreme Court states the facts.

Verdict for plaintiff, William J. Mulhern, for $200 and for Anna Mulhern for $2,000 and judgment thereon. Defendant appealed.

Errors assigned were in refusing to direct a verdict for defendant, in refusing to enter judgment for defendant n.o.v. and in refusing a new trial.

The judgment is affirmed.

William H. Peace, for appellant. -- The case should have been withdrawn from the jury as the accident was unavoidable: Chilton v. Central Traction Co., 152 Pa. 425; Funk et al. v. Electric Traction Co., 175 Pa. 559; Fleishman v. Neversink Mountain R.R. Co., 174 Pa. 510; Martin v. Ware, 212 Pa. 83; Leitzel v. Harrisburg Traction Co., 212 Pa. 608; Meloy v. Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co., 217 Pa. 189; Kochesperger v. Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co., 217 Pa. 320.

John Martin Doyle, with him Eugene Raymond, for appellees. -- The case was properly submitted to the jury: Tatarewicz v. United Traction Co., 220 Pa. 560; Jones v. United Traction Co. (No. 1), 201 Pa. 344; Kroesen v. New Castle Electric St. Ry. Co., 198 Pa. 26.

Before MESTREZAT, POTTER, STEWART, MOSCHZISKER and FRAZER, JJ.

OPINION [101 A. 75]

[257 Pa. 23] MR. JUSTICE POTTER:

These appeals are grounded upon the refusal of the court below to give binding instructions in favor of the defendant, or to enter judgment non obstante veredicto. It appears from the testimony that about noon on February 4, 1909, some school children just released from school, were walking and sliding upon the icy sidewalk on the south side of Tasker street near Eighteenth. Anna Mulhern, a child some ten years of age, fell or was pushed over the curb into the edge of the driveway of the street as a wagon driven by an employee of defendant was approaching, the right hand wheels running near the curb. The horse was turned somewhat aside, but the front wheel of the wagon...

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  • Simmons v. Mullen
    • United States
    • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • December 11, 1974
    ...congregate in the vicinity of a school house. Stevenson v. Sarfert, 310 Pa. 458, 165 A. 225 (1933); Mulhern v. Phila. Homemade Bread Co., 257 Pa. 22, 101 A. 74 (1917). The tendency of small children to dart across streets near schools cannot be ignored by drivers. Rankin v. Ward Baking Co.,......
  • Murphy v. Clayton, (No. 219.)
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Arkansas
    • March 25, 1929
    ...Co., 272 Pa. 108, 116 A. 58; Silberstein v. Showell, Fryer & Co., 267 Pa. 298, 109 A. 701; Mulhern v. Philadelphia Homemade Bread Co., 257 Pa. 22, 101 A. 74; Lampton v. Davis Standard Bread Co., 48 Cal. App. 116, 191 P. 710; Wong Kit v. Crescent Creamery Co. (Cal. App.) 262 P. 481; Tripp v.......
  • Murphy v. Clayton, 219
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Arkansas
    • March 25, 1929
    ...Co., 272 Pa. 108, 116 A. 58; Silberstein v. Showell, Fryer & Co., 267 Pa. 298, 109 A. 701; Mulhern v. Philadelphia Home- Made Bread Co., 257 Pa. 22, 101 A. 74; Lampton v. Davis Standard Bread Co., 48 Cal.App. 116, 191 P. 710; Wong Kit v. Crescent Creamery Co., (Cal. App.) 87 Cal.App. 563, 2......
  • Wetherill v. Showell, Fryer & Co., Inc., 73
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • April 21, 1919
    ...Leon J. Obermayer, with him Mason & Edmonds, for appellants. -- The case was for the jury: Mulhern v. Philadelphia Homemade Bread Co., 257 Pa. 22; Tatarewicz v. United Traction Company, 220 Pa. 560; Jones v. United Traction Company, 201 Pa. 344; Castor v. Schaefer, 224 Pa. 208; Yoder v. Bos......
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18 cases
  • Simmons v. Mullen
    • United States
    • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • December 11, 1974
    ...congregate in the vicinity of a school house. Stevenson v. Sarfert, 310 Pa. 458, 165 A. 225 (1933); Mulhern v. Phila. Homemade Bread Co., 257 Pa. 22, 101 A. 74 (1917). The tendency of small children to dart across streets near schools cannot be ignored by drivers. Rankin v. Ward Baking Co.,......
  • Murphy v. Clayton, (No. 219.)
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Arkansas
    • March 25, 1929
    ...Co., 272 Pa. 108, 116 A. 58; Silberstein v. Showell, Fryer & Co., 267 Pa. 298, 109 A. 701; Mulhern v. Philadelphia Homemade Bread Co., 257 Pa. 22, 101 A. 74; Lampton v. Davis Standard Bread Co., 48 Cal. App. 116, 191 P. 710; Wong Kit v. Crescent Creamery Co. (Cal. App.) 262 P. 481; Tripp v.......
  • Murphy v. Clayton, 219
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Arkansas
    • March 25, 1929
    ...Co., 272 Pa. 108, 116 A. 58; Silberstein v. Showell, Fryer & Co., 267 Pa. 298, 109 A. 701; Mulhern v. Philadelphia Home- Made Bread Co., 257 Pa. 22, 101 A. 74; Lampton v. Davis Standard Bread Co., 48 Cal.App. 116, 191 P. 710; Wong Kit v. Crescent Creamery Co., (Cal. App.) 87 Cal.App. 563, 2......
  • Wetherill v. Showell, Fryer & Co., Inc., 73
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • April 21, 1919
    ...Leon J. Obermayer, with him Mason & Edmonds, for appellants. -- The case was for the jury: Mulhern v. Philadelphia Homemade Bread Co., 257 Pa. 22; Tatarewicz v. United Traction Company, 220 Pa. 560; Jones v. United Traction Company, 201 Pa. 344; Castor v. Schaefer, 224 Pa. 208; Yoder v. Bos......
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