Minneapolis, St. P. & S.S.M. Ry. Co. v. Popplar,
237 U.S. 369 (1915)

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Minneapolis, St. P. & S.S.M. Ry. Co. v. Popplar, 237 U.S. 369 (1915)

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste.

Marie Railway Company v. Popplar

No. 223

Submitted April 14, 1915

Decided April 26, 1915

237 U.S. 369


In this case, the Court finds no ground for reversal in the ruling of the trial court that there was enough to go to the jury upon the question whether, in fact, the appliance complained of was defective.

Where the power of this Court to review the judgment is controlled by § 237, Judicial Code, questions nonfederal in character may not be considered, nor can this Court pass on whether a rule of the carrier was or was not disobeyed in a case dependent upon the Safety Appliance Act.

The defense of contributory negligence is not dealt with by the Safety Appliance Act.

121 Minn. 1413 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the validity of a judgment of the state court for damages for personal injuries, are stated in the opinion.

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