Fullerton-Krueger Lumber Co. v. No. Pac. Ry. Co.
266 U.S. 435 (1925)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Fullerton-Krueger Lumber Co. v. No. Pac. Ry. Co., 266 U.S. 435 (1925)

Fullerton-Krueger Lumber Co. v.

Northern Pacific Railway Company

Nos. 152 and 179

Argued December 12, 1924

Decided January 5, 1925

266 U.S. 435

Syllabus

1. A statute should not be construed retrospectively unless express language or necessary implication requires. P. 266 U. S. 437.

Page 266 U. S. 436

2. Transportation Act, 1920, § 206, par. (f), providing:

"The period of federal control shall not be computed as a part of the periods of limitation in action against carriers or in claims for reparation to the Commission for cause of action arising prior to federal control"

does not apply to causes barred by limitation before its passage. P. 266 U. S. 437.

156 Minn. 20 affirmed.

Error and certiorari to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Minnesota which reversed a judgment recovered by the Lumber Company in an action to recover excessive charges alleged to have been exacted by the Railway Company on shipments between points within the state. The writ of error is dismissed.

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