New Orleans & Northeastern R. Co. v. Nat'l Rice Co.
234 U.S. 80 (1914)

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U.S. Supreme Court

New Orleans & Northeastern R. Co. v. Nat'l Rice Co., 234 U.S. 80 (1914)

New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad

Company v. National Rice Milling Company

No. 615

Argued February 27, 1914

Decided May 25, 1914

234 U.S. 80

Syllabus

Where the judgment of a state court rests upon an independent ground not only adequate to sustain it, but in entire harmony with an asserted federal right, there is no denial of that right in the sense contemplated by § 237 of the Judicial Code, and the writ of error will be dismissed.

Where the initial carrier sets up the Carmack Amendment and also denies negligence, but the state court finds from conflicting evidence that the loss was occasioned by the negligence of the connecting carrier, the judgment rests on that finding as an independent ground, and this Court has not jurisdiction.

A party is entitled to the benefit of all the testimony in the case from whatever source it comes, and although having the burden of proof, need not prove any fact otherwise established.

Writ of error to review 132 La. 615 dismissed.

The facts, which involve the jurisdiction of this Court to review the judgment of a state court within § 237, Judicial Code, are stated in the opinion.

Page 234 U. S. 81

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