Palsgraf V. Long Island R. Co. Case Analysis

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Palsgraf v. Long Island R. Co., 248 N.Y. 339 (1928)
Court: Court of appeals of New York
Judicial History: The Long Island Railroad Company was found negligent in trial court for injuries to passenger Palsgraf. The appellate court affirmed judgement in favor of the plaintiff.
Facts: A passenger, carrying a box of fireworks, was helped onto a moving train by two employees of The Long Island Railroad Company. The box of fireworks dropped during this action and caused an explosion that severely injured the plaintiff, who had been standing at the passenger station platform, waiting for her train. The railroad company argued the accident was not caused by their negligence.
Issues: Did the Long Island Railroad company breach the duty of care owed
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