Law Affecting Railway passengers.
--A decision has recently been given in the Court of Appeals, in New York, which may prove of interest to those using, or employed on passenger railways.
The decision was as follows:
To eject a passenger from a railroad car while in motion is so dangerous an act that it may justify the same resistance on the part of the passenger as to a direct attempt to take his life.
While the passenger is liable to ejection in a proper manner for refusing to pay fare, his resistance to the attempt to expel him without stopping the car does not present a case of concurrent negligence on his part.
Where, in such a case, the principal is responsible for the act of his agent, he is, it seems, also responsible for any circumstance of aggravation which attends the wrong.
Under this decision, a passenger who was ejected from a car while in motion, obtained a verdict of $4,000 against the company.