United States v. Village of Hubbard, Ohio,
266 U.S. 474 (1925)

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United States v. Village of Hubbard, Ohio, 266 U.S. 474 (1925)

United States v. Village of Hubbard, Ohio

Nos. 25 and 26

Argued April 22, 1924

Restored to docket for reargument June 9, 1924

Reargued December 3, 1924

Decided January 5, 1925

266 U.S. 474


1. The power of the Interstate Commerce Commission to require an increase of intrastate railway fares which subject interstate commerce to unjust discrimination extends to interurban electric railroads engaged in interstate commerce, although not operated as

Page 266 U. S. 475

part of a steam railway system or engaged in the general transportation of freight in addition to their passenger and express business. P. 266 U. S. 476.

2. The fact that such fares have been fixed by contracts between the carriers and municipalities does not deprive Congress of power to authorize such increase. P. 266 U. S. 477, note.

278 F. 754; id., 769, reversed,

Appeals from decrees of the district court annulling orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission requiring increases of intrastate interurban passenger fares on electric railroads operating within and without the State of Ohio. The suits were brought by two municipalities against the United States. In each case, the Commission and the carrier affected intervened.

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