Chicago, M. & St.P. Ry. Co. v. McCaull-Dinsmore Co.,
253 U.S. 97 (1920)

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Chicago, M. & St.P. Ry. Co. v. McCaull-Dinsmore Co., 253 U.S. 97 (1920)

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company

v. McCaull-Dinsmore Company

No. 628

Argued April 23, 1920

Decided May 17, 1920

253 U.S. 97


Under the Cummins Amendment of March 4, 1915, which provides that the carrier shall be liable for the full actual loss, damage, or injury notwithstanding any limitation of liability, limitation of amount of recovery, or representation or agreement as to value in the receipt, bill of lading, etc., and which declares any such limitation

Page 253 U. S. 98

unlawful and void, a shipper, in case of loss, is entitled to damages on the basis of value at the place of destination at the time when the property should have been delivered if that is greater than the value at place and time of shipment, notwithstanding his Uniform Bill of Lading provided for computing damages on the latter basis. P. 253 U. S. 99.

260 F. 835 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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