Lumber Co. v. Chicago, M. St.P. & Pac. R. Co.
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282 U.S. 520 (1931)
U.S. Supreme Court
Lumber Co. v. Chicago, M. St.P. & Pac. R. Co., 282 U.S. 520 (1931)
Fullerton Lumber Company v. Chicago, Milwaukee,
St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company
Argued January 9, 1931
Decided February 24, 1931
282 U.S. 520
Where a carrier accepts a check for the amount of freight charges, and a loss is suffered as a result of its unjustifiable delay in presenting it, the bank in the meantime having failed, the question whether the shipper is relieved of liability depends upon the general law applicable to payment by check, and not upon any provision of the Interstate Commerce Act. P. 282 U. S. 521.
36 F.2d 180 reversed
Certiorari, 281 U.S. 709, to review a judgment of the circuit court of appeals which affirmed a judgment of the district court in favor of the railroad company in an action to recover freight charges.
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