Nos. 17789, 17793.

327 F.2d 863 (1963)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Appellant, v. Pauline NORDSTROM et al., Appellees. SINCLAIR REFINING COMPANY, Appellant, v. Pauline NORDSTROM et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided December 12, 1963.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. John R. Hess, Asst. Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia, with whom Messrs. Chester H. Gray, Corporation Counsel, Milton D. Korman, Principal Asst. Corporation Counsel, and Hubert B. Pair, Asst. Corporation Counsel, were on the brief, for appellant in No. 17789.

Mr. Edward C. Donahue, Takoma Park, Md., with whom Messrs. William A. Ehrmantraut and John J. Mitchell, Takoma Park, Md., were on the brief, for appellant in No. 17793 and appellee Sinclair Refining Company in No. 17789.

Mr. Lawrence J. Simmons, Washington, D. C., for appellees Nordstrom.

Before BAZELON, Chief Judge, EDGERTON, Senior Circuit Judge, and FAHY, Circuit Judge.

FAHY, Circuit Judge.

These appeals are by the District of Columbia and the Sinclair Refining Company from money judgments of the District Court awarded to Pauline Nordstrom and Charles Nordstrom, wife and husband, for injuries to the former, and expenses and loss of consortium by the latter, attributed to a fall of the wife in circumstances to be stated. In supplying oil to a private dwelling Sinclair backed its tank truck across a sidewalk, leaving about three feet...


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