Louisiana & Western R. Co. v. Gardiner
273 U.S. 280 (1927)

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Louisiana & Western R. Co. v. Gardiner, 273 U.S. 280 (1927)

Louisiana & Western Railroad Company v. Gardiner

No. 120

Argued January 12, 1927

Decided February 21, 1927

273 U.S. 280

ERROR AND CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEAL

OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, FIRST CIRCUIT

1. Cause held reviewable by certiorari, not error. P. 273 U. S. 281.

2. A provision in an interstate bill of lading attempting to restrict the institution of damage suits to two years and one day after delivery of the property is bad under Transportation Act, 1920,

Page 273 U. S. 281

which declares unlawful any limitation shorter than two year from the day when notice in writing is given by the carrier to the claimant that the carrier has disallowed the claim or any part or parts thereof specified in the notice. P. 273 U. S. 284.

3. Neither the Cummins Amendment nor the Transportation Act operates, itself, as a statute of limitation upon a suit by a shipper against a carrier for damage to goods. P. 273 U. S. 284.

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