The Ohio Nisi Prius Reports Volume 18

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byOhio. Courts

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... and serious as to demand legislative attention and action. In 1880 England passed an employer's liability act, which was shortly thereafter copied almost literally by Massachusetts. Wisconsin, Alabama, New York and other states. These acts applied largely, however, to selected industries, and their effect was to abridge, if not destroy, the doctrine of common employment in a few specific cases. In Ohio the act of April 2, 1890 (87 0. L., 150), was passed for the protection of railroad employees, and largely added to the common law rules of liability. 51 0. S., 130. Other enactments prior and subsequent to this act for the protection of workmen were passed by the General Assembly of Ohio, such as provided for the guarding of dangerous machinery, places and ways, the erection of scaffolds, providing sufficient light in certain places, defining what is meant by superior servi915. Vayto v. Terminal & Ry. Co. ant, and granting relief notwithstanding negligence of fellow-servants. The legislation in this direction finally culminated in the act of May 12, 1910, sometimes called the Norris act. Many of the provisions of this act are merely declaratory of the common law, statutory and precedent law as it existed at the time. Many new things, however, including the doctrine of comparative negligence, are found in this act. This remedial legislation, however, did not prove a panacea for existing evils and others that arose coincident with and subsequent to it. The employers sought protection under the folds of liability insurance. The service of the lawyer trained and skilled in the law of torts became less imperative; the iron rule of the demurrer and the non-suit became less effective; but between the unfair methods and the pernicious activities of the...

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... and serious as to demand legislative attention and action. In 1880 England passed an employer's liability act, which w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217601057

ISBN - 13:9780217601054

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