McKnett v. St. Louis & San Francisco Ry. Co. - 292 U.S. 230 (1934)


U.S. Supreme Court

McKnett v. St. Louis & San Francisco Ry. Co., 292 U.S. 230 (1934)

McKnett v. St. Louis & San Francisco Railway Co.

No. 597

Argued March 12, 1934

Decided April 30, 1934

292 U.S. 230

Syllabus

The Federal Constitution forbids that a state should close its courts to transitory causes of action against foreign corporations arising in other states under federal law (Federal Employers' Liability Act) while opening them to the litigation of all like transitory cause arising in other states under state law. P. 292 U. S. 232.

227 Ala. 349; 149 So. 822, reversed.

Certiorari, 290 U.S. 621, to review the affirmance of a judgment for the railway company in an action for damages.



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