Murray v. Louisville & Nashville R. Co, 30986

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
Writing for the CourtCook, J.
Citation151 So. 913,168 Miss. 513
PartiesMURRAY et al. v. LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE R. CO
Decision Date15 January 1934
Docket Number30986

151 So. 913

168 Miss. 513

MURRAY et al.
v.
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE R. CO

No. 30986

Supreme Court of Mississippi

January 15, 1934


Division A

Suggestion Of Error Overruled January 29, 1934.

APPEAL from circuit court of Harrison county HON. W. A. WHITE, Judge.

Action by Alphonse Murray and others against the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company. Judgment for defendant, and plaintiffs appeal. Affirmed.

Affirmed.

[168 Miss. 514] Bidwell Adam, of Gulfport, for appellants.

It is well settled in this state that it is error to give peremptory instruction on a point on which the testimony is conflicting.

Bell v. Southern R. Co., 94 Miss. 440, 49 So. 120; Skipworth v. Mobile & O. R. Co., 95 Miss. 50, 48 So. 964; Byers v. McDonald, 99, Miss. 42, 54 So. 664; Romando v. Vicksburg & R. Co., 39 So. 781; Bonner v. New Orleans R. Co., 40 So. 65; Elledge v. Gray, 41 So. 2; Bryant v. Enochs Lbr. Co., 94 Miss. 454, 49 So. 113; Bolling v. Red Snapper Sauce Co., 97 Miss. 787, 53 So. 394; Dodge v. Cutler, 101 Miss. 844, 58 So. 208; Hardy v. Masonic B. Assn., 103 Miss. 108, 60 So. 48; Walker v. Dantzler Lbr. Co., 103 Miss. 826, 60 So. 1013; Mobile & O. Ry. Co. v. Carpenter, 104 Miss. 706, 61 So. 693; Offutt v. Barrett, 106 Miss. 31, 63 So. 333; Waldrop v. Crittenden Co., 107 Miss. 595, 65 So. 644; National Life & Ins. Co. v. DeVance, 110, Miss. 196, 70 So. 83; Jones v. Knotts, 110 Miss. 590, 70 So. 701; Mobile & Ohio R. R. v. Johnson, 141 So. 581, 582; Young v. Columbus & G. Ry., 147 So. 432.

[168 Miss. 515] Everything must be considered as proved which the evidence establishes either directly or by reasonable inference against party who asks peremptory instructions.

Dean v. Brannon, 139 Miss. 312, 104 So. 183; McKinnon v. Braddock, 139 Miss. 424, 104 So. 154; Wise v. Peugh, 140 Miss. 165, 106 So. 81; New Orleans & R. Co. v. Jackson, 140 Miss. 375, 105 So. 770; New Orleans & R. Co. v. Martin, 140 Miss. 410, 105 So. 864; St. Louis & R. Co. v. Nixon & Phillips, 141 Miss. 677, 105 So. 478; Yates v. Houston & Murray, 141 Miss. 881, 106 So. 110; Gulf & R. Co. v. Hales, 140 Miss. 829, 105 So. 458; Williams v. Gardner, 128 So. 111, 157 Miss. 252; Gulfport & Miss. Coast Traction Co. v. Raymond, 128 So. 327, 158 Miss. 439; Sanders v. Leake & Goodlett, 130 So. 489, 158 Miss. 424; Yazoo & M. V. R. Co. v. Beasley, 130 So. 499, 158 Miss. 370; Wellford & Withers v. Arnold, 140 So. 220, 162 Miss. 786.

The testimony of the engineer Lavine is sufficient under Section 6125, Code of 1930, to have permitted this case to have gone to the jury on the question of negligence, because engineer Lavine who was in charge and operating train 2nd No. 73 on the morning of April the 22nd, testified that he could have missed blowing for the Hiern Avenue, Church Street or Clark Street crossing.

Nixon v. I. C. R. R. Co., 60 So. 567; Section 1580, Mississippi Code of 1930; Mobile, J. & K. C. R. R. Co. v. Turnipseed, 46 So. 360, 219 U.S. 35, 31 S.Ct. 136, 138, 55 L.Ed. 78, 32 L. R. A. (N. S.) 226.

It is our contention that in view of Section 1580 of the Code of 1930 and of the Turnipseed case, supra, that there was more than sufficient evidence in this case for the same to be submitted to the jury on the theory and question of negligence as set forth in the celebrated Turnipseed case handed down by the U. S. Supreme Court affirming the decision of this court.

Columbus & G. Ry. v. Dunlap, 145 So. 646.

[168 Miss. 516] Smith & Johnston, of Mobile, Ala., for appellee.

It is elemental that in order to make a case of liability for a tort it must be shown that the defendant, or its servants or agents, were guilty of negligence, and that the negligence constituted the proximate cause. Negligence that is not shown to be the proximate cause does not constitute a liability on the part of the defendant.

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. v. Daniels, 135 Miss. 33, 99 So. 434; Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. v. Jones, 134 Miss. 53, 98 So. 230; Howell v. Illinois Central Railroad Co., 75. Miss. 242, 21 So. 746; Ozen v. Sperier, 117 So. 117; Garrett v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co., 196 Ala. 52, 71 So. 685; Columbus & Georgia Ry. Co. v. Cobbs, 126 So. 402; Bufkin v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co., 137 So. 517; Billingsly v. Illinois Central Railroad Co., 56 So. 790, 100 Miss. 612; G. M. & N. R. R. v. Hardy, 117 So. 536, 151...

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  • Gulf & S. I. R. Co. v. Bond, 33050
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
    • March 7, 1938
    ...Defendant insists that it was entitled to a directed verdict on the whole case. Murray v. Louisville, etc., R. Co., 188 Miss. 513, 151 So. 913. There was no violation of bell and whistle statute and no failure to sound signals. Section 6125, Code of 1930. Deceased was a trespasser to whom d......
  • Smith v. Illinois Cent. R. Co., No. 38352
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
    • May 12, 1952
    ...by the Court in the later cases of Mobile & Ohio R. Co. v. Robinson, 132 Miss. 841, 96 So. 749; Murray v. Louisville & Nashville R. Co., 168 Miss. 513, 151 So. 913; and Taylor v. Illinois Central R. Co., 200 Miss. 571, 27 So.2d 894. In none of these cases could an eyewitness be produced to ......
  • Dickerson v. Illinois Cent. R. Co., No. 42411
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
    • November 5, 1962
    ...v. Huff, 111 Miss. 486, 71 So. 757; Mobile & O. R. Co. v. Robinson, 132 Miss. 841, 96 So. 749; Murray v. Louisville & Nashville R. Co., 168 Miss. 513, 151 So. 913. In Yazoo & M. V. R. Co. v. Smith, supra, the Court said: 'As a general rule, a railroad company is entitled to a clear track, o......
  • Hughry v. ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF RAILROAD COMPANY, No. 73-3259. Summary Calendar.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)
    • March 25, 1974
    ...see Dickerson v. Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1962, 244 Miss. 733, 145 So.2d 913; Murray v. Louisville & Nashville R. Co., 1934, 168 Miss. 513, 151 So. The real contention is that the damages awarded were inadequate as a result of being reduced by the jury, pursuant to a comparative n......
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  • Gulf & S. I. R. Co. v. Bond, 33050
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
    • March 7, 1938
    ...Defendant insists that it was entitled to a directed verdict on the whole case. Murray v. Louisville, etc., R. Co., 188 Miss. 513, 151 So. 913. There was no violation of bell and whistle statute and no failure to sound signals. Section 6125, Code of 1930. Deceased was a trespasser to whom d......
  • Smith v. Illinois Cent. R. Co., No. 38352
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
    • May 12, 1952
    ...by the Court in the later cases of Mobile & Ohio R. Co. v. Robinson, 132 Miss. 841, 96 So. 749; Murray v. Louisville & Nashville R. Co., 168 Miss. 513, 151 So. 913; and Taylor v. Illinois Central R. Co., 200 Miss. 571, 27 So.2d 894. In none of these cases could an eyewitness be produced to ......
  • Dickerson v. Illinois Cent. R. Co., No. 42411
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
    • November 5, 1962
    ...v. Huff, 111 Miss. 486, 71 So. 757; Mobile & O. R. Co. v. Robinson, 132 Miss. 841, 96 So. 749; Murray v. Louisville & Nashville R. Co., 168 Miss. 513, 151 So. 913. In Yazoo & M. V. R. Co. v. Smith, supra, the Court said: 'As a general rule, a railroad company is entitled to a clear track, o......
  • Hughry v. ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF RAILROAD COMPANY, No. 73-3259. Summary Calendar.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)
    • March 25, 1974
    ...see Dickerson v. Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1962, 244 Miss. 733, 145 So.2d 913; Murray v. Louisville & Nashville R. Co., 1934, 168 Miss. 513, 151 So. The real contention is that the damages awarded were inadequate as a result of being reduced by the jury, pursuant to a comparative n......
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