Louisville & Nashville R. Co. v. Rice, 247 U.S. 201 (1918)
U.S. Supreme CourtLouisville & Nashville R. Co. v. Rice, 247 U.S. 201 (1918)
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company v. Rice
Submitted April 1, 1918
Decided May 20, 1918
247 U.S. 201
Judicial Code, 24, give jurisdiction to the district courts "of all suits and proceedings arising under any law regulating commerce." Held that a suit so arises where the carrier sues the consignee of an interstate shipment of livestock to collect a charge for disinfecting the cars, alleged to be due under tariffs approved and published as required by the Interstate Commerce Act, and where the consignee, admitting the interstate character of the shipment and propriety of the charges under the act, defends on the ground that the carrier, by its acts, is estopped from holding him responsible.
The case is stated in the opinion.