Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R. Co. v. Wright
235 U.S. 376 (1914)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R. Co. v. Wright, 235 U.S. 376 (1914)

Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Company

No. 218

Argued December 2, 1914

Decided December 14, 1914

235 U.S. 376

Syllabus

Where there is no contention as to the meaning of the Employers' Liability Act, this Court, in a case where the judgment of the district court has been affirmed by the circuit court of appeals, need only determine whether plain error was committed in relation to the principle of general law involved.

In this case, the only error pressed being that the court below held that there was no assumption of risk by the injured party, and as it is impossible to deduce any assumption from the facts stated, the judgment is affirmed.

207 F. 281 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the validity of a judgment for damages obtained by the administratrix of an employee of a railroad company under the Employers' Liability Act, are stated in the opinion.

Page 235 U. S. 378

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