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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 Federal Reporter: With Key-number Annotations ..., Volume 270

Robert Desty, James Wells Goodwin, Peyton Boyle - Law reports, digests, etc - 1921
...equally honest and competent witnesses. "Negligence Is the failure to do what a reasonable and pniflent person would ordinarily have done under the circumstances...under the existing circumstances would not have done." Railroad Co. v. Jones, 95 TJ. S. 430, 441, 24 L. Ed. 506. [7] Obviously, when prudent and careful men,...
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The Federal Reporter: With Key-number Annotations ..., Volume 121

Robert Desty, James Wells Goodwin, Peyton Boyle - Law reports, digests, etc - 1903
...is entitled to recover. "The court tells you that negligence is the failure to do what a reasonably prudent person would ordinarily have done under the circumstances of the situation, or doing what a person of ordinary care, under the existing circumstances, would not have done. Nor can you assume,...
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The Federal Reporter: With Key-number Annotations ..., Volume 15

United States. Court of Claims, Robert Desty, James Wells Goodwin, Peyton Boyle - Law reports, digests, etc - 1883
...Term. 1883.) 1. NEGLIGENCE— DEFINITION. Negligence is the failure to do what a reasonalilv-prudent person would ordinarily have done under the circumstances of the situation, or doing what a person under the existing circumstances would not have done. 2. SAME — RECOVERY — CONTRIBUTORY...
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The Federal Reporter: With Key-number Annotations ..., Volume 281

Robert Desty, James Wells Goodwin, Peyton Boyle - Law reports, digests, etc - 1922
...(Mass.) 368, 87 Am. Dec. 644. Whether the defendant owed the plaintiff such a duty is to be determined by what a reasonable and prudent person would ordinarily have done under the circumstances. Railroad Co. v. Jones, 95 US 439, 441, 24 L. Ed. 506. Our difficulty in applying this rule to the instant...
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Virginia Appeals: Decisions of the Supreme Court of Appeals of ..., Volume 13

Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals, William Wallace Scott - Law reports, digests, etc - 1917
...employee was a question of fact for the jury. This court, in the case of Mason v. Post, 105 Va. 494, said: "Negligence is the failure to do what a reasonable...the situation; or doing what such a person, under existing circumstances, would not have done. The duty is dictated and measured by the exigencies of...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 6; Volume 1878

Law - 1878
...them. In our view the point presented by the third is sufficient to dispose of the case. Negligence is 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. See Wharton...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 38

Law - 1894
...a person not i passenger. Brernig's Case, 25 Md. 378. If this be so, the duty of the conductor was to do what a reasonable and prudent person would ordinarily...have done under the circumstances of the situation. Cough Ian 's Case, 84 Md. 84. Rlnggold was a sane man, <n full possession of hli faculties, 'and accustomed...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 76

Law reports, digests, etc - 1904
...train. The third instruction given Is as follows: "Negligence is the failure to do what a reasonable ami prudent person would ordinarily have done under the...the existing circumstances, would not have done. The duty is dictated and measured by tue exigencies of the occasion. The burden of proving negligence is...
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 34

Law reports, digests, etc - 1896
...Negligence is the want of care required by the circumstances. It may "lie in omission or commission, In the failure to do what a reasonable and prudent person...done under the circumstances of the situation, or in doing what such a person under the existing circumstances would not have done." Railroad Co. v....
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 46

Law reports, digests, etc - 1900
...of words, rather than substance. The statement to the jury was that neglect to perform a legal duty is "the failure to do what a reasonable and prudent person would ordinarily have done under the same circumstances." Again: "The defendant corporation was bound to see to It, as a reasonable and...
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