Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co. v. Saxon
284 U.S. 458 (1932)

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co. v. Saxon, 284 U.S. 458 (1932)

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co. v. Saxon

No. 291

Argued January, 1932

Decided February 15, 1932

284 U.S. 458

Syllabus

1. In order to sustain a claim under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, the plaintiff must in some adequate way establish negligence of the carrier and causal connection between the negligence and the injury. P. 284 U. S. 459.

2. Circumstances in this case held insufficient to prove that the falling of a brakeman under a train was caused by stumbling in a depression in a pathway skirting the track, upon which he was seen running.

36 S.W. 2d 686; 38 id. 775, reversed.

Certiorari to review a judgment sustaining a recovery under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

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