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GALVESTON, H. & S.A. RY. CO. V. WOODBURY, 254 U. S. 357 (1920)

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Galveston, H. & S.A. Ry. Co. v. Woodbury, 254 U.S. 357 (1920)

Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio

Railway Company v. Woodbury

No. 100

Submitted November 15, 1920

Decided December 13, 1920

254 U.S. 357


1. The declaration of the Act to Regulate Commerce (§ 1) that it shall apply to any common carrier engaged in the transportation of persons or property from any place in the United States to an adjacent foreign country contemplates its application also to the transportation by such a carrier from the adjacent foreign country into the United States, since the test of the application of the act is the field of the carrier's operation, and not the direction of the movement. P. 254 U. S. 359.

2. Where a passenger traveling from Canada to Texas and return without any express stipulation as to the liability of the carrier for loss of baggage, through the fault of the carrier, lost her trunk in Texas on the journey out, held that the amount of her recovery was limited under the Carmack Amendment by the carrier's published tariffs .filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission. Id.

3. The right of a carrier, under the Carmack Amendment, to limit by tariff the amount of its liability for the baggage of a passenger was not altered by the Act of March 4, 1915, known as the Cummins Amendment, as amended August 9, 1916. Id.

209 S.W. 432 reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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