No. 673 (1974).

72 Wis.2d 538 (1976)

241 N.W.2d 186

MILES, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. ACE VAN LINES & MOVERS, INC., Defendant and Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellant: THOMPSON, and others, Third-Party Defendants.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided May 4, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellant the cause was submitted on the briefs of Robert A. Slattery, James D. Friedman and Frisch, Dudek & Slattery, Ltd., of Milwaukee.

For the respondent the cause was submitted on the brief of Lee F. Calvey, James A. Baxter and Schellinger & Doyle, S. C. of Milwaukee.


This appeal involves (1) whether the negligence of plaintiff was causal, (2) whether the damages awarded were excessive, and (3) whether a prejudicial time-segment argument was made to the jury by plaintiff's counsel.

"Cause" or "legal cause."

On the issue of whether the negligence of the plaintiff, as found by the jury, was causal as a matter of law, it is to be noted that neither trial counsel nor the trial court had before...

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