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2016 Florida Statutes

SECTION 06
Recovery for mental anguish and physical suffering; burden of proof.
F.S. 363.06
363.06 Recovery for mental anguish and physical suffering; burden of proof.Persons engaged in the business of transmitting telegrams into or out of this state, or from one point to another point in this state, shall be liable in damages to the sender and addressee, jointly or severally, of any telegram received for transmission and delivery, whether such telegram is received for transmission into or out of this state, or from one point to another point within this state, for mental anguish, distress or feeling, physical and mental pains and suffering resulting from the negligent failure to promptly transmit or promptly deliver such telegram, or because of the negligent failure to correctly transmit and deliver such telegram. In all cases brought under ss. 363.06-363.10, the burden of proof shall be upon the defendant to show to the satisfaction of the jury, or if there be no jury, to the satisfaction of the judge trying the case, by a preponderance of the evidence, that such defendant was free from fault in and about the transmission and delivery of any telegram received for transmission and delivery.
History.s. 1, ch. 6522, 1913; RGS 4388; CGL 6352.