MARSHALL v. TOWNSEND

No. 82-306.

464 A.2d 144 (1983)

Harold MARSHALL, et al., Appellants, v. Frank R. TOWNSEND, et al., Appellees.

District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Decided July 22, 1983.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kurt Berlin, with whom Joseph M. Goldberg, Washington, D.C., was on brief, for appellants.

Eugene L. Chrzanowski, with whom Richard W. Galiher, William H. Clarke, Frank J. Martell, and William J. Donnelly, Jr., Washington, D.C., were on brief, for appellees.

Before KERN, NEBEKER, and FERREN, Associate Judges.


NEBEKER, Associate Judge:

Appellants contest the trial court's entry of a directed verdict, in their negligence action, on appellees' oral motion following the conclusion of appellants' case-in-chief. Specifically, appellants claim that the trial court erred in holding as a matter of law that the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur was not applicable on the facts as presented. Finding no error, we affirm.

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The facts are not materially in dispute...

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