Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. McLaughlin
Annotate this Case
242 U.S. 142 (1916)
U.S. Supreme Court
Chesapeake & 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.
Disclaimer: Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.