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2014 Florida Statutes

Liability for failure to promptly deliver messages; proviso.
F.S. 363.02
363.02 Liability for failure to promptly deliver messages; proviso.Any telegraph company owning or operating a telegraph line wholly or partly in this state, and engaged in transmitting messages for a consideration, who shall negligently fail promptly to transmit and deliver to the addressee, any message received by such company or by any of its agents or employees for transmission, shall be liable to the sender of such message in a penalty for $50, and in addition thereto, shall be liable to both the sender and to the addressee of such message for all damages which they or either of them may sustain in consequence of such negligent failure promptly to transmit and deliver any message so received for transmission as aforesaid, and the company shall not be relieved from such penalty or liability by any stipulation or notice to the contrary; provided, that the provisions of this section relative to the delivery of messages shall apply only to deliveries in incorporated cities and towns.
History.s. 1, ch. 5628, 1907; RGS 4383; CGL 6347.