Chicago, M. & St.P. Ry. Co. v. Solan, 169 U.S. 133 (1898)
U.S. Supreme CourtChicago, M. & St.P. Ry. Co. v. Solan, 169 U.S. 133 (1898)
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company v. Solan
Argued November 1, 1897
Decided January 17, 1898
169 U.S. 133
A statute of a state, providing that no contract shall exempt any railroad corporation from the liability of a common carrier or carrier of passengers which would have existed if no contract had been made does not, as applied to a claim for an injury happening within the state under a contract for interstate transportation, contravene the provision of the Constitution of the United States empowering Congress to regulate interstate commerce.
The case is stated in the opinion.