Contact: Duane Horn
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., WI) 04/22/1909
Oscar Horn loses case against Lumber Co.
Saturday, says the Eau Claire Leader, a verdict in favor of the John S. Owen Lumber Co. defendant was given by Judge O"Neill. The plaintiff was Oscar Horn, who lives at what is known as Braun Settlement, and who was injured while in the lumber company's employ in March 1908. The suit was for $25,000 damages, the plaintiff being represented by V. W. James, attorney, and the defendant by R. P. Wilcox. A release had been given for $520 by the plaintiff to the risks of the lumber co., but Mr. Horn swore on the stand that he did not know what he had signed. In the agreement to the court, attorney Wilcox maintained that the defendant company had at all times done all in its power to furnish perfect equipment and appliances and that the plaintiff, if there was any negligence, was himself responsible as he was handling the chain that broke and should have examined it. The attorney moved that the court direct a verdict for the defendant and this was done. Against the motion attorney James argued Horn in the accident suffered loss of his left leg and other injuries of serious nature.
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