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" Negligence is the failure to do what a reasonable and prudent person would ordinarily have done under the circumstances of the situation, or doing what such a person under the existing circumstances would not have done. "
Southern Law Review and Chart of the Southern Law and Collection Union - Page 979
1877
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The American and English Encyclopaedia of Law, Volume 16

John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland - Law - 1891
...property." See also Bishop on Non-Contract Law, § 436, and note. Justice Sway ne's Definition. — "Negligence is the failure to do what a reasonable...not have done. The essence of the fault may lie in omission or commission." Baltimore etc. R. Co. v. Jones, 95 US 439. But this is rather a statement...
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The American and English encyclopedia of law, Volume 16

John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland - Law - 1892
...property." See also Bishop on Non-Contract Law, § 436, and note. Justice Swayne's Definition. — "Negligence is the failure to do what a reasonable...prudent person would ordinarily have done under the circum • stances of the situation, or doing what such a person under the existing circumstances would...
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United States Circuit Courts of Appeals Reports: With Key-number Annotations ...

Appellate courts - 1905
...right which instructed them that negligence was "the failure to do what reasonable and prudent persons would ordinarily have done under the circumstances of the situation, or doing what reasonable and prudent persons, under the existing circumstances, would not have done. * * * You fix...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 144

John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Law reports, digests, etc - 1892
...company or the deceased might be defined to be " the failure to do what reasonable and prudent persons would ordinarily have done, under the circumstances of the situation, or doing what Reasonable and prudent persons, under the existing circumstances, would not have done ; " that the...
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The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 55

Law reports, digests, etc - 1893
...possible. Absolute perfection In that respect is not required. Greenleaf ' v. Railway Co., 33 Iowa, 57. "Negligence is the failure to do what a reasonable...person, under the existing circumstances, would not nave done. The duties are dictated and measured by the exigencies of the occasion." Railroad Co. v....
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The law of the master's liability for injuries to servant

William Francis Bailey - Employers' liability - 1894 - 647 pages
...hogshead in replacing the belt. In Baltimore & PR Co. v. Jones, 95 US 443, the court define negligence as the failure to do what a reasonable and prudent person...not have done. The essence of the fault may lie in omission or commission. The duty is dictated and measured by the exigencies of the occasion. This is...
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The Southeastern Reporter, Volume 18

Law reports, digests, etc - 1894
...absence of that care which men ordinarily bestow in the management of their own business and affairs. It is the failure to do what a reasonable and prudent person would ordinarily have done under tae circumstances of the situation, or the doing what such person— that Is, a reasonable and prudent...
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Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Nebraska, Volume 39

James Mills Woolworth, Lorenzo Crounse, Guy Ashton Brown, Walter Alber Leese, David Allen Campbell, Lee Herdmen, Henry Paxon Stoddart, Henry Clay Lindsay - Law reports, digests, etc - 1894
...of the case. The court said: "Negligence is the failure to do what reasonable and prudent j>ersons would ordinarily have done under the circumstances of the situation; or, doing what reasonable and prudent persons under the existing circumstances would not have done." The court further...
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The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 58

Law reports, digests, etc - 1894
...trial of the case. The court said: "Negligence is the failure to do what reasonable and prudent persons would ordinarily have done under the circumstances of the situation, or doing what reasonable and prudent persons, under the existing circumstances, would not have done." The court Neb.)...
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American Negligence Cases: A Complete Collection of All Reported ..., Volume 7

Law reports, digests, etc - 1897
...consider them. In our view, the point presented by the third is sufficient to dispose of the case. Negligence is the failure to do what a reasonable...not have done. The essence of the fault may lie in omission or commission. The duty is dictated and measured by the exigencies of the occasion. See Wharton...
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