Norfolk & Western Ry. Co. v. Dixie Tobacco Co.
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228 U.S. 593 (1913)
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U.S. Supreme Court
Norfolk & Western Ry. Co. v. Dixie Tobacco Co., 228 U.S. 593 (1913)
Norfolk & Western Railway Company v. Dixie Tobacco Company
Argued April 28, 1913
Decided May 12, 1913
228 U.S. 593
Under Atlantic Cost Line v. Riverside Mills, 219 U. S. 186, and Galveston, Harrisburg &c. Ry. Co. v. Wallace, 223 U. S. 481, which sustained the Carmack Amendment, stipulations in a bill of lading for interstate shipment that no carrier shall be liable for damages not occurring on its portion of the through route are void, and the initial carrier is liable whether the through route connections are designated by it or by the shipper.
111 Va. 813 affirmed.
The facts, which involve the constitutionality of the Carmack Amendment when applied to interstate shipments on through routes where the connecting carriers are designated by the shipper, are stated in the opinion.