Title: Opinion File 77-150 thru 77-152
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Title: Opinion File 77-150 thru 77-152
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Buddy Blain's Collections - Opinion File 77-150 thru 77-152
General Note: Box 14, Folder 5 ( Opinions 1976 - 1977 - 1976 - 1977 ), Item 67
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Mr. Robert L. Watn 2

aRr Pawel No. 13-400-132

On the other bhAnd, it the. faots ae diftrent, it might be that w
iheAM mvw at a sttlme t with tbhm a to splauemomt of the
fenoe. Obvieuly, we asr not oing to be able to ft a right of
*tyr eaja smtil we pfc the astteq wereSt on* irIenm the Eise
claW. fl we will have to go to Qdurv &ta have mnxto LiutigetteO
in bothb direotis. Uader ths- Ilnm rteas, I fetl tat it woald
be batter to 9g the sUrvey inenati Oa ia me other mmmer than
inasitisg apon go9lg on Mr. Aletn's property.
Please let an kaow thI e fet oonmeeig td matter ot ihebber the
Disltrit fatf kaw about the fire while it was o1a9g ea afd, if
so, %bat step they teek to try to saaWAs it. Als*, if we have
iabli ity invuxlnee, the ineuraoe company hold be naotifled of
Mr. AMotea's olam.

Yours very traly,

Myron 4. Gibbon.


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August 3, 1977



RE: Liability of the District for fire

Most of the Florida case law dealing with this subject is

limited to cases involving sparks from locomotives which start

fires along the track. Liability under those circumstances was

governed by statute for many years.

In the absence of statute, the right to recover for damage

from fire spreading from another's property depends on 1. The

existence of negligence in the origin of the fire; or 2. Negli-

gence in controlling the fire; or 3. Negligence in failing to

provide means for its extinguishment. Weis-Patterson Lumber Co.

v. King, 177 So. 3134Fla. 1937).

Since, under the instant set of facts, the fire did not

originate on the District's property, the District cannot be

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