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Liability Of Water Companies For Losses By Fire In Actions Of Tort, Ralph W. Aigler Jan 1910

Liability Of Water Companies For Losses By Fire In Actions Of Tort, Ralph W. Aigler

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In Fisher v. Greensboro Water Supply Company, 128 N. C. 375, it was held that the defendant water company was liable in damages in an action of tort for negligent failure to furnish sufficient water pressure in the mains of the city, by reason of which negligence the plaintiff's house was burned. The only duty on the part of the defendant to furnish water grew out of a contract made by the company with the city and the fact that the defendant had entered upon the business of supplying water pursuant to such contract.