No. 40.

231 U.S. 150 (1913)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided November 17, 1913.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Charles A. Douglas and Mr. John W. Price, with whom Mr. Hugh H. Obear, Mr. Wilton J. Lambert, Mr. C.K. Mount, Mr. J. Norment Powell, Mr. H.H. Shelton and Mr. Thos. Ruffin were on the brief, for plaintiff in error.

Mr. Arthur Peter, with whom Mr. Preston B. Ray and Mr. Julian W. Whiting were on the brief, for defendant in error.

MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the court.

This is an action brought against the owner of a building for causing the death of the plaintiff's intestate in an elevator in which the deceased was being carried to his place of employment. Negligent construction and negligent management of the elevator are alleged. The plaintiff had a verdict against a request by the defendant that one be directed for him, the judgment...

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