Erie R. C. v. Shuart
250 U.S. 465 (1919)

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Erie R. C. v. Shuart, 250 U.S. 465 (1919)

Erie R. C. v. Shuart

No. 342

Submitted April 25, 1919

Decided June 9, 1919

250 U.S. 465

Syllabus

In a contract governing an interstate shipment of livestock, the carrier's liability for negligent injury of the stock during transportation may lawfully be conditioned upon the presentation of a written claim by the shipper within five days from their removal from the cars. P. 250 U. S. 467.

In view of the enlarged scope of "transportation" as defined by the Hepburn Act, an interstate movement of livestock is not ended when the car containing them is placed opposite a cattle chute of the carrier on a switch track at destination and left in charge of the shipper for unloading, when an adequate time for unloading them has not expired, although the shipper assumed the duty, risk and expense of their unloading by the terms of the contract for transportation. Id.Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis R. Co. v. Dettlebach,239 U. S. 588.

Reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 250 U. S. 466

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