Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. Nixon
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271 U.S. 218 (1926)
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Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. Nixon, 271 U.S. 218 (1926)
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company v. Nixon
Argued May 3, 1926
Decided May 24, 1926
271 U.S. 218
A railroad section foreman, one of whose duties was to go over and inspect the track and keep it in repair, assumed the risk of being run down by a train while going to his work over a part of the track that was in his charge, riding (by permission of a superior) the railway velocipede which he used in track inspections. P. 271 U. S. 219.
140 Va. 351 reversed.
Certiorari to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, which affirmed a recovery of damages in an action under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.