Marsh v. Illinois Cent. R.

175 F.2d 498 (5th Cir. 1949)


Marsh (P) sued Illinois Cent. R. (D) for a personal injury to have been caused by negligent maintenance of a switching track and the apron covering the coupling between the engine and tender. At the conclusion of evidence, D moved for an instructed verdict. That was denied. P got the verdict and D moved for a judgment n.o.v. or for a new trial. The judge held that the evidence was overwhelmingly against P and that the motion for the judgment n.o.v. was granted and that a new trial was not warranted. P appealed and D appealed for the refusal of the new trial.