Knott v. St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado R. Co.
230 U.S. 512 (1913)

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Knott v. St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado R. Co., 230 U.S. 512 (1913)

Knott v. St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado Railroad Company

No. 347, 348

Argued April 1, 2, 3, 1912

Decided June 16, 1913

230 U.S. 512

APPEAL AND CROSS-APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE

UNITED STATES FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

Syllabus

These suits having been consolidated with other similar suits disposed of by the decision in the Missouri Rate Cases, ante, p. 230 U. S. 474, the same disposition is made of these suits.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

Memorandum opinion by direction of the court. By MR. JUSTICE HUGHES.

This suit was one of the eighteen suits described in the Missouri Rate Cases, ante, p. 230 U. S. 474. Upon the hearing below, as it appeared that the property of the St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado Railroad Company had been acquired by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company, it was ordered by consent of the parties that the suits of the two companies should be consolidated, and that

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the "findings, statements, and figures as to both companies" should be put "in consolidated form as those of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company."

Separate decrees were entered in the two cases, and separate appeals and cross-appeals have been taken.

The same disposition must be made of both. See Knott v. Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company, sub Missouri Rate Cases, note, p. 230 U. S. 474, ante. The decree below is therefore reversed, and the cause is remanded, with directions to dismiss the bill without prejudice.

It is so ordered.

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