Atchison, T. & S.F. R. Co. v. Matthews, 174 U.S. 96 (1899)
U.S. Supreme CourtAtchison, T. & S.F. R. Co. v. Matthews, 174 U.S. 96 (1899)
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company v. Matthews
Submitted January 18, 1899
Decided April 1899
174 U.S. 96
The provision in § 2 of c. 155 of the Acts of Kansas of 1885, entitled "An act relating to the liability of railroads for damages by fire," that
"in all actions commenced under this act, if the plaintiff shall recover, there shall be allowed him by the court a reasonable attorney's fee, which shall become a part of the judgment,"
must, for reasons stated in the opinion of the court, be sustained as legislation authorized by the Constitution of the United States.
The statement of the case will be found in the opinion of the Court.