Lavender v. Kurn
|Lavender v. Kurn|
|Argued March 6–7, 1946
Decided March 25, 1946
|Full case name||Lavender v. Kurn, et al.|
|Citations||327 U.S. 645 (more)
327 U.S. 645, 66 S.Ct. 740, 90 L.Ed. 916
|Prior history||Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Missouri. 189 S.W.2d 253|
|There was sufficient evidence of negligence on the part of the defendants to justify the submission of the case to the jury and to require appellate courts to abide by the verdict rendered by the jury.|
|Majority||Murphy, joined by Black, Frankfurter, Douglas, Jackson, Rutledge, Burton|
Lavender v. Kurn, 327 U.S. 645 (1946) was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States dealing with a negligent wrongful death case against a railroad employer under the Federal Employers Liability Act. L.E. Haney was a switchtender who was killed at Grand Central Station in Memphis, Tennessee. He worked for both the Illinois Central and Frisco railroads.
The Missouri Supreme Court ordered a directed verdict in favor of the employer, claiming lack of evidence of negligence. The Supreme Court overruled the State Supreme Court's ruling. The court held that there was sufficient evidence of negligence on the part of the defendants to justify the submission of the case to the jury and to require appellate courts to abide by the verdict rendered by the jury.
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