Dahn v. Davis
258 U.S. 421 (1922)

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Dahn v. Davis, 258 U.S. 421 (1922)

Dahn v. Davis

No. 166

Argued March 10, 13, 1922

Decided April 10, 1922

258 U.S. 421

Syllabus

A postal employee of the United States, injured while in the performance of his duty on a railroad operated at the time by the Director General of Railroads under the Federal Control Act, c. 25, 40 Stat. 451, and who elected to accept, and received, compensation therefor under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, c. 458, 39 Stat. 742, was thereby debarred from an action against the Director General for negligence causing the injury. P. 258 U. S. 428.

267 F. 105 affirmed.

Certiorari to a judgment of the circuit court of appeals reversing a judgment of the district court for the present petitioner in his action for damages against John Barton Payne, as Director General of Railroads. James C. Davis, successor of Mr. Payne as Director General, was substituted as respondent by order of this Court, he having been designated by the President as agent for the defense of such actions under § 206 of the Transportation Act, 1920, c. 91, 41 Stat. 456, 461.

Page 258 U. S. 427

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