Venner v. Michigan Central R. Co.
271 U.S. 127 (1926)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Venner v. Michigan Central R. Co., 271 U.S. 127 (1926)

Venner v. Michigan Central Railroad Company

No. 190

Argued January 28, 1926

Decided April 26, 1926

271 U.S. 127

Syllabus

1. A suit against a railroad by a minority stockholder to enjoin the company from carrying out an agreement for obtaining additional equipment and issuing certificates therefor as permitted by an order of the Interstate Commerce Commission which the plaintiff assails

Page 271 U. S. 128

as invalid is essentially a suit to set aside the order, of which a state court has no jurisdiction. P. 271 U. S. 128.

2. Suit to set aside orders, mandatory or permissive, of the Interstate Commerce Commission can be brought only against the United States, and only in the federal courts. P. 271 U. S. 130.

Affirmed.

Appeal from a decree of the district court dismissing an injunction suit for want of jurisdiction.

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