Louisville & Nashville R. Co. v. United States - 245 U.S. 463 (1918)
U.S. Supreme Court
Louisville & Nashville R. Co. v. United States, 245 U.S. 463 (1918)
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company v. United States
Submitted November 23, 1917
Decided January 7, 1918
245 U.S. 463
The appellant applied to the Interstate Commerce Commission under § 4 of the Act to Regulate Commerce, as amended June 18, 1910, for relief from the long and short haul provision with reference to many hundred points on its line, including Nashville, Louisville, and Bowling Green. After a full, separate hearing of the condition affecting rates applicable to the three places named, the Commission made an order merely denying the appellant the authority to continue
on certain traffic through Bowling Green to Louisville and to Nashville lower rates "than are contemporaneously in effect on like traffic to and from Bowling Green." Held: (1) that the Commission's findings of fact, based on ample evidence, were conclusive; (2) that the order was not objectionable as to form or as broader than the hearing, or because other phases of the application were not acted upon, or as otherwise beyond the Commission's power; (3) that, on the issues presented, the validity of the order depended on the evidence before the Commission, and the trial court in this suit to set it aside did not err in excluding other evidence.
225 F. 571 affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.