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" The party who last has a clear opportunity of avoiding the accident, notwithstanding the negligence of his opponent, is considered solely responsible for it" The United States supreme court in Grand Trunk Ry. "
Albany Law Journal - Page 277
1888
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A Treatise on the Law of Negligence, Volume 1

Thomas Gaskell Shearman, Amasa Angell Redfield - Negligence - 1888
...is, we think, accurately expressed here ; or, as it has been well put by another writer : " The party who last has a clear opportunity of avoiding the accident,...his opponent, is considered solely responsible for it."6 1 Card v. Harlem R. Co., 50 Barb. 39; Barrett v. Midland R. Co., I Foster & F. 361. To similar...
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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases in the ...

Lawrence Lewis, Adelbert Hamilton, John Houston Merrill, William Mark McKinney, James Manford Kerr, John Crawford Thomson - Railroad law - 1892
...ahead wantonly or recklessly and commits the injury. It is now the well settled law that ' the party who last has a clear opportunity of avoiding the accident,...of his opponent, is considered solely responsible.' i Shear. & R. Neg., 99, and cases cited. See, also, Beach, Contrib. Neg. p. 58, 18 ; i Redf....
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North Carolina Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 114

North Carolina. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1894
...found in the work of Shearman & Redfield on Negligence, Volume 1, section 99. It is that "The party who last has a clear opportunity of avoiding the accident,...opponent, is considered solely responsible for it." This is entirely consistent with our doctrine, as the negligence of the party injured in such a case...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Ohio Circuit Courts...: Ohio ...

William John Tossell - Law reports, digests, etc - 1923
...of Vizacchero v. Rhode Island Co., 26 RI, 392 [59 Atl. 105; 69 LRA 188]— it is said: ' ' The party who last has a clear opportunity of avoiding the accident,...of his opponent, is considered solely responsible." In Grand Trunk Ry. v. Ives, 144 US, 408 [36 L. Ed. 485], the rule is thus formulated : "Although the...
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated, Book 30

Law reports, digests, etc - 1896
...from Danes v. Mann, as is said by discriminating law writers, is that " the party who has the last clear opportunity of avoiding the accident, notwithstanding...opponent, is considered solely responsible for It. 1 Shearm. A Redf. Neg. p. 165. This rule has now been adopted in almost all'of the southern and western-,...
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Digest of the Reports of the Supreme Court of California: Volumes ..., Volume 4

James Henry Deering - Law reports, digests, etc - 1896 - 561 pages
...right to presume railroad company will not be negligent See Railroads, 53. 26. The party who last had a clear opportunity of avoiding the accident, notwithstanding the negligence of his opponent, Is considered solelv responsible for the Injury. (Esrey v. Southern Pacific Co., 103 Cal. 541.) 4. Who to Dec Ule...
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated, Book 34

Law reports, digests, etc - 1897
...later negligence, is the sole proximate cause. As has been said by one of our law reviews: 'The party who last has a clear opportunity of avoiding the accident,...of his opponent, is considered solely responsible.' " U[xm this question plaintiff contends that the most reasonable conclusion from the evidence 'ч that...
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The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value ..., Volume 53

Abraham Clark Freeman - Law reports, digests, etc - 1897
...Mann, 10 Mees. & W. 545, as is said by discriminating law-writers, is that "the party who has the last clear opportunity of avoiding the accident, notwithstanding...opponent, is considered solely responsible for it": 2 Shearman and Redfield on Negligence, 165. This rule has now been adopted in almost all of the southern...
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A Treatise on the Law of Carriers of Passengers, Volume 1

Norman Fetter - Carriers - 1897 - 1693 pages
...proximate cause. As has been said by one of the text writers on this subject: "The party who has a last clear opportunity of avoiding the accident, notwithstanding...of his opponent, is considered solely responsible." l The rule may also be upheld on another ground: A failure to exercise ordinary care by a defendant...
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated, Book 40

Law reports, digests, etc - 1898
...Sbearm. >fc Redf. Neg. 481. Both parties being negligent, the true rule is held to be that "the party who last has a clear opportunity of avoiding the accident,...opponent, is considered solely responsible for it." 1 Shearm. & Redf. Neg. g 99. It is also well settled that a plaintiff may recover damages for an injury...
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