Reports Of Cases Determined In The Supreme Court Of The State Of Colorado (volume 7)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byColorado. Supreme Court

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... Browning v. City of Springfield, 17 Ill. 143; Town of Waltham v. Kemper, 55 Ill. 346; City of Richmond v. Long's Adm'rs, 17 Gratt. 375; Mears v. Comers of Wilmington, 9 Iredell, 73; Jansen v. City of Atchison, 16 Kan. 358; Smoot v. Mayor of Wecumpka, 24 Ala. 112; Grove v. City of Fort Wayne, 45 lad. 429; 2 Dill. Mun. Corp. (3d ed.) secs. 980, 1017. The above list might be largely extended. While the decisions of many respectable courts are opposed to the foregoing views, we are satisfied that the rule announced for this state is a safe and equitable one. That it ought to be the law, is evident from natural reason and the plainest principles of justice. That it is the law, sufficiently appears from precedent aud the decided weight of authority. Whether a logical distinction is made, by the courts of this country, between municipal corporations and quasi municipal corporations, respecting the liabilities of the two classes, in view of the greater powers and privileges now conferred upon the latter class by the statutes of the several states, does not affect the question under consideration. The general current of authority supports the view, that when municipal corporations are invested with exclusive authority and control over the streets and bridges within their corporate limits, with ample power of raising money for their construction, improvement and repair, a duty arises to the public, from the nature of the powers granted, to keep the avenues of travel within such jurisdiction in a reasonably safe condition for the ordinary mode of use to which they are subjected, and a corresponding liability rests upon the corporation to respond in damages to those injured by a neglect to perform the duty. That the same rule obtains in such case, whether the duty is...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$43.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... Browning v. City of Springfield, 17 Ill. 143; Town of Waltham v. Kemper, 55 Ill. 346; City of Richmond v. Long's Adm'rs, 17 Gr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217871143

ISBN - 13:9780217871143

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Reports Of Cases Determined In The Supreme Court Of The State Of Colorado (volume 7)

Reviews