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 - Lost $20,000 Claim, Sues For $15,000 The...
Lost $20,000 Claim, Sues For $15,000 The Galesburg woman, widowed in an auto accident and who lost a claim of $20,000 for her husband's death, filed suit Friday in Knox County Circuit Court for $15,000 for her own injuries. Mrs. Esther Babbitt, 1975 Baird Ave., named Philip C. Theobald, 939 Jefferson St., as defendant. She asked judgment for injuries including sight impairment, cerebral concussion and several fractures. 'Draw* Verdict The principals were opposed earlier in $30,000 two-way litigation in circuit court. At the close *of a three-day trial and after six hours of debate, a jury delivered • a "draw" verdict Feb. 18. Mrs. Babbitt, defendant, was cleared of any liability in the $10,000 claim by Theobald, plaintiff, for injuries and auto loss he sustained. Theobald also was cleared in a $20,000 counter-claim by the woman for loss of her husband Cars Met at Intersection The auto accident occurred May 14, 1952, between VVataga and Henderson at the intersection of two rural roads. Mrs. Babbitt was a passenger in the car driven by her husband. Mrs. Babbitt contends that Theobald was speeding. He staled in the February trial that her husband failed to yield the right-of- way. Rural Youth Plays 637 according in of the to to saw had and and 4

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  1. Galesburg Register-Mail,
  2. 24 Apr 1954, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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