Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Co., Inc. v. Yeldell,
274 U.S. 112 (1927)

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Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Co., Inc. v. Yeldell, 274 U.S. 112 (1927)

Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Company, Inc. v. Yeldell

No. 171

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.

Page 274 U. S. 113

Error to the Supreme Court of Alabama, to review a judgment sustaining a recovery in an action for death by negligence.

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