Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. McLaughlin, 242 U.S. 142 (1916)
U.S. Supreme CourtChesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. McLaughlin, 242 U.S. 142 (1916)
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company v. McLaughlin
Argued November 14, 1916
Decided December 4, 1916
242 U.S. 142
A stipulation in a "uniform livestock contract" signed and accepted by both shipper and carrier to govern an interstate shipment, and declaring in effect that the carrier shall not be liable for loss or damage unless a claim therefor be made in writing, verified by affidavit, and delivered to a designated agent of the carrier at his office, in a place named, within five days of the removal of the stock from the cars, is on its face unobjectionable and, in the absence of any proof of circumstances tending to render it invalid or excuse a failure to comply with it, will be enforced.
The case is stated in the opinion.