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Negligence: Property Damage-Comparative Fault-Legal Duty to Remove Obstacle

  A boat operated by defendant struck a railroad bridge owned by plaintiff, who sued for defendant for damages. Years prior, the Coast Guard issued an order to alter, declaring the bridge to be an unreasonable obstruction to navigation. The district court granted judgment for plaintiff, ruling that comparative fault could not attach because the order ...

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