COUNTY IS LIABLE FOR STRIKE INJURY
Persons injured by pickets during a strike can collect dafflages from the county in which they were injuredj according to sections of the Ohio general code, the county prosecutor^s office pointed out today in connection with threats of a steel strike.
Liability, however, is limited to |500«00 in a minor injury ease, 11,000.00 in a serious injury case, and |5,000»00 in a permanent disability case, Assistant Prosecutor Harold Tetlow pointed out.
"The general code speaks of a *mbb' and defines a *mbb' as three or more persons assembled for an unlawful purpose and intending damage or injury to anyone," Tetlow pointed out.
"A gathering of people pretending to exercise correctional power over other persons by violence and without authority of law also is a *mob,* Although intent to do injury must be the purpose characterizing the assemblage, intent, necessary to render.the county liable for mob violence, may arise after people have assembled„"
The general code specifically says a collection of people assembled for an unlawful purpose and intending damage to workmen returning from their work at a factory where a strike is in progress constitutes a mob.
"The county may, in turn, recover the amount of a judgment and court costs against it from any of the persons in the mob," Tetlow said.
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