West Headnote of the Day – April 12, 2010

April 12, 2010

West's Key 157 Evidence
West's Key 157I Judicial Notice
West's Key 157k14 k. Facts Relating to Human Life, Health, Habits, and Acts.

157 Evidence
It is common knowledge that passenger can be thrown out of his seat only by unusual jerk, whereas it is not unusual for persons to lose their balance while standing or walking in car if ordinary or moderate jerk occurs.
Smith v. Pittsburgh Rys. Co., 171 A. 879 (Pa. 1934)

Suggested by Kate Harlan; Paralegal Program, CSULA; Pamdale, CA