Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Co., Inc. v. Yeldell, 274 U.S. 112 (1927)
U.S. Supreme CourtLouis Pizitz Dry Goods Co., Inc. v. Yeldell, 274 U.S. 112 (1927)
Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Company, Inc. v. Yeldell
Argued February 25, 28, 1927
Decided April 11, 1927
274 U.S. 112
A state law allowing punitive damages to be assessed in actions against employers for deaths caused by negligence of their employees -- the object of the statute being to prevent negligent destruction of human life -- does not violate the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. P. 274 U. S. 114.
213 Ala. 222, affirmed.
Error to the Supreme Court of Alabama, to review a judgment sustaining a recovery in an action for death by negligence.