Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Co. v. Zernecke
183 U.S. 582 (1902)

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Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Co. v. Zernecke, 183 U.S. 582 (1902)

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company v. Zernecke

No. 68

Argued October 25, 1901

Decided January 6, 1902

183 U.S. 582

Syllabus

Section 3 of the Compiled Laws of Nebraska of 1889, c. 72, providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, is as follows:

"Every railroad company, as aforesaid, shall be liable for all damages inflicted upon the person of passengers while being transported over its road, except in cases where the injury done arises from the criminal negligence of the person injured, or when the injury complained of shall be the violation of some express rule or regulation of said road actually brought to his or her notice."

Held that the plaintiff in error, being a domestic corporation of Nebraska, accepted with its incorporation the liability so imposed by the laws of that state, and cannot now complain of it.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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