No. 16560.

302 F.2d 921 (1962)

W. M. AND A. TRANSIT COMPANY, Appellant, v. Clara RADECKA, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided February 8, 1962.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Richard W. Galiher, Washington, D. C., with whom Mr. William E. Stewart, Jr., Washington, D. C., was on the brief, for appellant.

Mr. Charles H. Mayer, Washington, D. C., with whom Mr. Lewis H. Shapiro, Washington, D. C., was on the brief, for appellee.

Before DANAHER, BASTIAN and BURGER, Circuit Judges.

DANAHER, Circuit Judge.

This case presented a classic res ipsa loquitur situation. The appellee proved that while a passenger on the appellant's bus, she was violently thrown from her seat, rendered unconscious, and otherwise seriously injured when the driver suddenly applied the brakes and stopped the bus. After the appellant had offered evidence to explain the occurrence, the trial judge denied the appellant's motion for a directed verdict, and later, its...

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