Peters v. Veasey - 251 U.S. 121 (1919)


U.S. Supreme Court

Peters v. Veasey, 251 U.S. 121 (1919)

Peters v. Veasey

No. 77

Argued November 14, 1919

Decided December 8, 1919

251 U.S. 121

Syllabus

Prior to the Act of October 6, 1917, c. 97, 40 Stat. 395, amending Jud.Code, §§ 24, cl. 3, and 256, cl. 3, a state workmen's compensation law had no application to a case of personal injuries suffered by one employed as a longshoreman, while engaged as such, on board, in unloading a ship. P. 251 U. S. 122. Southern Pacific Co. v. Jensen, 244 U. S. 205.

The Act of October 6, 1917, supra, was not intended to apply to a cause of action of that character which arose before the act was passed. Id.

142 La. 1012 reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.



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