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inland and Seaboard Coasting Co. Vs. Hall - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtUS Supreme Court
Decided On
Case Number124 U.S. 121
Appellantinland and Seaboard Coasting Co.
RespondentHall
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inland & seaboard coasting co. v. hall - 124 u.s. 121 (1888) u.s. supreme court inland & seaboard coasting co. v. hall, 124 u.s. 121 (1888) inland and seaboard coasting company v. hall submitted december 22, 1887 decided january 9, 1888 124 u.s. 121 error to the supreme court of the district of columbia syllabus an appeal lies to the general term of the supreme court of the district of columbia from a denial by that court in special term of a motion for a new trial, made on the ground that the verdict was against the weight of evidence. metropolitan railroad co. v. moore, 121 u. s. 558 , affirmed to this point. case to recover damages for injuries caused to plaintiff by defendant's negligence. verdict.....
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Inland & Seaboard Coasting Co. v. Hall - 124 U.S. 121 (1888)
U.S. Supreme Court Inland & Seaboard Coasting Co. v. Hall, 124 U.S. 121 (1888)

Inland and Seaboard Coasting Company v. Hall

Submitted December 22, 1887

Decided January 9, 1888

124 U.S. 121

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Syllabus

An appeal lies to the general term of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia from a denial by that court in special term of a motion for a new trial, made on the ground that the verdict was against the weight of evidence.

Metropolitan Railroad Co. v. Moore, 121 U. S. 558 , affirmed to this point.

Case to recover damages for injuries caused to plaintiff by defendant's negligence. Verdict for plaintiff for $4,000. Defendant thereupon moved for a new trial on exceptions taken at the trial, and also on the following grounds: (1) Because the verdict was against the weight of evidence. (2) Because the verdict was against the instructions of the court. (3) Because the damages awarded by the jury were excessive.

This motion was heard by the justice before whom the case was tried and was overruled, and from the order overruling and denying the motion an appeal was taken to the court in general term. The order and appeal are as follows:

"The motion for a new trial coming on to be heard upon the pleadings, testimony, and rulings of the court, as set forth in the pleadings, and the stenographic report containing the whole of the evidence in said case, and being a case stated, said report being filed herewith and made Exhibit A, the same is overruled, and from the order of the court overruling said motion the defendant hereby appeals to the court in general term."

"By the court."

"MacArthur, Justice. "

Page 124 U. S. 122

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

This judgment is reversed on the authority of Metropolitan Railroad Co. v. Moore, 121 U. S. 558 , and the cause remanded with directions to take further proceedings therein in accordance with the opinion in that case -- that is to say, to consider the appeal from the order at special term denying the motion of the Inland and Seaboard Coasting Company for a new trial, made on the ground that the verdict was against the weight of the evidence.

Reversed.


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