Sorrentino v. Sorrentino

CourtNew York Court of Appeals
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM.
Citation248 N.Y. 626,162 N.E. 551
Decision Date19 July 1928
PartiesRalph SORRENTINO, an Infant, by Caroline Sorrentino, His Guardian ad Litem, Appellant, v. Frank SORRENTINO, Respondent.

248 N.Y. 626
162 N.E. 551

Ralph SORRENTINO, an Infant, by Caroline Sorrentino, His Guardian ad Litem, Appellant,
v.
Frank SORRENTINO, Respondent.

Court of Appeals of New York.

July 19, 1928.


Appeal, by permission, from a judgment of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department (222 App. Div. 835, 226 N. Y. S. 907), entered March 19, 1928, unanimously affirming a judgment in favor of defendant entered upon a dismissal of the complaint by the court at a Trial Term in an action to recover for personal injuries alleged to have been sustained by plaintiff through the negligence of defendant. Plaintiff, a boy 11 years of age, was injured, as alleged, through the negligence of defendant, his father, in driving an automobile in which they were riding in such a careless manner that the car was overturned. The complaint was dismissed on the ground that a minor child living with his father cannot maintain an action to recover from the father damages for an unintentional injury.


[248 N.Y. 627]Andrew Byrne and Julius J. Gans, both of New York City, for appellant.

John T. Loughran and Robert H. Charlton, both of New York City, for respondent.


PER CURIAM.

Judgment affirmed, with costs. Held, that an action for personal injuries resulting from negligence may not be maintained against a parent by an unemancipated minor child.

POUND, LEHMAN, KELLOGG, and O'BRIEN, JJ., concur.
CARDOZO, C. J., and CRANE and ANDREWS, JJ., dissent.

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  • Barlow v. Iblings, No. 52664
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Iowa
    • February 6, 1968
    ...v. Matarese, supra, 47 R.I. 131, 131 A. 198, 42 A.L.R. 1360; Castellucci v. Castellucci, 188 A.2d 467 (R.I.); Sorrentino v. Sorrentino, 248 N.Y. 626, 162 N.E. 551; Cannon v. Cannon, supra, 287 N.Y. 425, 40 N.E.2d 236; Reingold v. Reingold, 115 [261 Iowa 725] N.J.L. 532, 181 A. 153; McKelvey......
  • Downs v. Poulin
    • United States
    • Supreme Judicial Court of Maine (US)
    • January 11, 1966
    ...174 S.E. 841; Matarese v. Matarese, 47 R.I. 131, 131 A. 198; Castellucci v. Castellucci, 188 A.2d 467 (R.I.); Sorrentino v. Sorrentino, 248 N.Y. 626, 162 N.E. 551; Cannon v. Cannon, 287 N.Y. 425, 40 N.E.2d 236; Hastings v. Hastings, 33 N.J. 247, 163 A.2d 147; Reingold v. Reingold, 115 N.J.L......
  • Gibson v. Gibson
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (California)
    • January 25, 1971
    ...with more emotion than reason. 3 (See, e.g., Mesite v. Kirchenstein (1929) 109 Conn. 77, 145 A. 753; Sorrentino v. Sorrentino (1928) 248 N.Y. 626, 162 N.E. 551; Wick v. Wick (1927) 192 Wis. 260, 212 N.W. 787; Elias v. Collins (1926) 237 Mich. 175; Matarese v. Matarese (1925) 47 R.I. 131; Sm......
  • Lastowski v. Norge Coin-O-Matic, Inc., COIN-O-MATI
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • April 8, 1974
    ...became firmly entrenched in New York law when the question first came up in a case involving active negligence (Sorrentino v. Sorrentino, 248 N.Y. 626, 162 N.E. 551), one would hardly expect the question to come up with respect to the lesser wrong of passive negligence. Therefore, we would ......
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  • Barlow v. Iblings, No. 52664
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Iowa
    • February 6, 1968
    ...v. Matarese, supra, 47 R.I. 131, 131 A. 198, 42 A.L.R. 1360; Castellucci v. Castellucci, 188 A.2d 467 (R.I.); Sorrentino v. Sorrentino, 248 N.Y. 626, 162 N.E. 551; Cannon v. Cannon, supra, 287 N.Y. 425, 40 N.E.2d 236; Reingold v. Reingold, 115 [261 Iowa 725] N.J.L. 532, 181 A. 153; McKelvey......
  • Downs v. Poulin
    • United States
    • Supreme Judicial Court of Maine (US)
    • January 11, 1966
    ...174 S.E. 841; Matarese v. Matarese, 47 R.I. 131, 131 A. 198; Castellucci v. Castellucci, 188 A.2d 467 (R.I.); Sorrentino v. Sorrentino, 248 N.Y. 626, 162 N.E. 551; Cannon v. Cannon, 287 N.Y. 425, 40 N.E.2d 236; Hastings v. Hastings, 33 N.J. 247, 163 A.2d 147; Reingold v. Reingold, 115 N.J.L......
  • Gibson v. Gibson
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (California)
    • January 25, 1971
    ...with more emotion than reason. 3 (See, e.g., Mesite v. Kirchenstein (1929) 109 Conn. 77, 145 A. 753; Sorrentino v. Sorrentino (1928) 248 N.Y. 626, 162 N.E. 551; Wick v. Wick (1927) 192 Wis. 260, 212 N.W. 787; Elias v. Collins (1926) 237 Mich. 175; Matarese v. Matarese (1925) 47 R.I. 131; Sm......
  • Lastowski v. Norge Coin-O-Matic, Inc., COIN-O-MATI
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • April 8, 1974
    ...became firmly entrenched in New York law when the question first came up in a case involving active negligence (Sorrentino v. Sorrentino, 248 N.Y. 626, 162 N.E. 551), one would hardly expect the question to come up with respect to the lesser wrong of passive negligence. Therefore, we would ......
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