Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. Gainey
241 U.S. 494 (1916)

Annotate this Case

U.S. Supreme Court

Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. Gainey, 241 U.S. 494 (1916)

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company v. Gainey

No. 453

Submitted April 19, 20, 1916

Decided June 5, 1916

241 U.S. 494

Syllabus

Minneapolis & St. Louis R. Co. v. Bombolis, ante, p. 241 U. S. 211, followed to the effect that the Seventh Amendment does not apply to actions brought in the state courts under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. v. Kelly, ante, p. 241 U. S. 485, followed to the effect that, in estimating the amount of damages recoverable under the Employers' Liability Act, the interest-bearing capacity of a present award must be considered, and the whole loss sustained by the beneficiaries during the period that the benefits cover cannot be included in the verdict without rebate or discount.

162 Ky. 427 reversed.

The facts, which involve the application of the Seventh Amendment to cases in the state court under the Employers' Liability Act, the construction of that act, and the validity of a judgment thereunder, are stated in the opinion.

Page 241 U. S. 495

Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.