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ALABAMA & VICKSBURG RY. CO. V. JOURNEY, 257 U. S. 111 (1921)

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Alabama & Vicksburg Ry. Co. v. Journey, 257 U.S. 111 (1921)

Alabama & Vicksburg Railway Company v. Journey

No. 55

Argued October 21, 1921

Decided November 7, 1921

257 U.S. 111


1. The order of the Director General of Railroads prescribing that all suits against carriers while under federal control must be brought in the county or district where the plaintiff resided at the time of the accrual of the cause of action or in the county or district where the cause of action arose was a reasonable exercise of the power conferred by Congress on the President through the Federal Control Act. P. 257 U. S. 114. Missouri Pacific R. Co. v. Ault, 256 U. S. 554.

2. So held where the action was against the railroad company, in a state court, on a cause which arose before federal control.

122 Miss. 742 reversed. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 257 U. S. 112

Certiorari to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Mississippi affirming a judgment for damages against the present petitioners.

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