Davis v. Corona Coal Co.
265 U.S. 219 (1924)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Davis v. Corona Coal Co., 265 U.S. 219 (1924)

Davis v. Corona Coal Company

No. 819

Argued May 5, 1924

Decided May 26, 1924

265 U.S. 219

Syllabus

An action by the Director General of Railroads, in a state court, to recover for damage done to a railroad wharf while it was under federal control is not subject to the state statute of limitations. Cf. Dupont De Nemours & Co. v. Davis,264 U. S. 456. P. 265 U. S. 222.

Reversed.

Certiorari to a judgment of the Court of Appeal of the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana (which the supreme court of the state declined to review) sustaining the defense of prescription in an action for damages brought by the Director General of Railroads.

Page 265 U. S. 221

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