Henkel v. Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Ry. Co.
284 U.S. 444 (1932)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Henkel v. Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Ry. Co., 284 U.S. 444 (1932)

Henkel v. Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Ry. Co.

No. 387

Argued January 21, 1932

Decided February 15, 1932

284 U.S. 444

Syllabus

1. Inasmuch as the Act of April 26, 1926, prescribes fully the amounts payable to witnesses, additional amounts paid as compensation, or fees, to expert witnesses cannot be allowed or taxed as costs in a federal court, though permitted by the statutes and procedure of the state where the case is tied. P. 284 U. S. 445.

2. The Rules of Decision Act is inapplicable. P. 284 U. S. 446.

Response to a question certified by the court below arising upon an appeal from a judgment under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

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