I'm looking for the original story of a tale I've been told years ago back in high school by my history teacher.
A worker in France was working on a church and lost his balance and fell. He landed on an aristocrat and survived. The aristocrat died instantly. The family of the aristocrat demanded reparations, but it was judged an Act of God and if the family wanted reparations they were given the option to jump from the same church with the worker standing below it. Nobody wanted reparations after that.
If you recognize this story, could you refer me to the source material?