Tisonv.A. C. L. R. R. Co.

Supreme Court of Florida, En BancSep 30, 1931
102 Fla. 1060 (Fla. 1931)
102 Fla. 1060137 So. 388

Decision filed September 30, 1931. Petition for rehearing denied November 18, 1931.

A writ of error to the Circuit Court for Alachua County; A. V. Long, Judge.

D. E. Knight and H. V. Knight, for Plaintiff in Error;

R. A. Burford and Fred D. Bryant, for Defendant in Error.


In this cause Mr. Chief Justice Buford, Mr. Justice Whitfield and Mr. Justice Davis are of opinion that the judgment of the Circuit Court should be reversed, While Mr. Justice Ellis, Mr. Justice Terrell and Mr. Justice Brown are of opinion that the said judgment should be affirmed. When the members of the Supreme Court, sitting six members in a body and after full consultation, it appears that the members of the Court are permanently and equally divided in opinion as to whether the decree should be affirmed or reversed, and there is no prospect of an immediate change in the personnel of the Court, the decree should be affirmed; therefore it is considered, ordered and adjudged under the authority of State ex rel. Hampton v. McClung, 47 Fla. 224, 37 So. R. 51, that the decree of the Circuit Court in this cause be and the same is hereby affirmed.

Affirmed.

BUFORD, C.J., AND WHITFIELD, ELLIS, TERRELL, BROWN AND DAVIS, J.J., concur.