Southern Express Company v. Dickson,
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94 U.S. 549 (1876)
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Southern Express Company v. Dickson, 94 U.S. 549 (1876)
Southern Express Company v. Dickson
94 U.S. 549
An express company, well knowing that certain goods received by it for transportation to a place mentioned in its receipt were the property of the shipper, delivered them without his knowledge to a third person at the place of shipment on the order of the consignee. Held that the company was liable to the shipper for the value of the goods.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.