Minnesota Tales

The Minneapolis Journal, October 3, 1907, p. 5


Carpenter Sues Concern That Made Apparatus That Broke Under Him.

Asserting that the ladder from which he fell was defective and that his fall was due to poor material in the ladder, John Hallson, a carpenter, has sued the J. R. Clark company for $3,500. The case is being tried before Judge H. D. Dickinson, and it involves an unusual feature of personal injury law.

Hallson was employed by the Cash Store company, 1203 Western avenue. He fell from a ladder in the store, and he says that a rib was broken. Instead of suing the store company he brings his action against the makers of the ladder, secured by the grocery company through a middle man.

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