No. 5-1784.

321 S.W.2d 385 (1959)

W. S. COCKERHAM, Sr., Appellant, v. Charles Ray BARNES, Appellee.

Supreme Court of Arkansas.

March 9, 1959.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Harrison & Harrison, by Todd Harrison, Blytheville, for appellant.

Bruce Ivy and James E. Hyatt, Jr., Osceola, for appellee.


This is a personal injury suit in which the appellee recovered $26,750 as compensatory damages for the loss of his left leg. The appellant contends that he was entitled to a directed verdict and, alternatively, that the court erred in refusing certain requested instructions.

Until the accident in question the plaintiff Barnes, a young man of twenty-three, had worked as a farm laborer on Cockerham's farm ever since he was old enough...

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