New Orleans & Northeastern R. Co. v. Scarlet,
249 U.S. 528 (1919)

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New Orleans & Northeastern R. Co. v. Scarlet, 249 U.S. 528 (1919)

New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad Company v. Scarlet

No. 24

Argued March 18, 1919

Decided April 21, 1919

249 U.S. 528


A state law relieving the plaintiff of the burden of proving negligence is constitutionally inapplicable to a case under the Federal Employers' Liability Act. P. 249 U. S. 529. New Orleans & Northeastern R. Co. v. Harris, 247 U. S. 367.

Under the Boiler Inspection Act, the mere breaking of a king pin and coupling chains, without other evidence, does not establish, as a matter of law, that they were defective. P. 249 U. S. 530.

When the decision of the state court upholds a state statute in conflict with a valid law of the United States, review is by writ of error. Id.

115 Miss. 25 reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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