Liberato v. RoyerAnnotate this Case
270 U.S. 535 (1926)
U.S. Supreme Court
Liberato v. Royer, 270 U.S. 535 (1926)
Liberato v. Royer
Submitted October 15, 1925
Decided April 12, 1926
270 U.S. 535
That part of the elective Workmen's Compensation Act of Pennsylvania which denied compensation to alien parents not residents of the United States is not, as applied to a case of death without negligence or fault, at variance with the Treaty with Italy, which guarantees that the citizens of each country shall receive in the states and territories of the other the
"protection granted by any state or national law which establishes a civil responsibility for injuries or for death caused by negligence or fault and gives to relatives or heirs of the injured party a right of action, which right shall not be restricted on account of the nationality of said relatives or heirs,"
etc. P. 270 U. S. 538.
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