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DAVIS V. ALEXANDER, 269 U. S. 114 (1925)

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Davis v. Alexander, 269 U.S. 114 (1925)

Davis v. Alexander

No. 32

Argued October 12, 1925

Decided November 16, 1925

269 U.S. 114


1. The Director General of Railroads was not suable generally as operator of all railroads under federal control, but only with reference to the particular transportation system or carrier out of chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 269 U. S. 115

whose operation the liability in question arose. Davis v. Donovan, 265 U. S. 257. P. 269 U. S. 116.

2. Where one railroad company actually controlled another and operated both a a single system, and the Director General, after taking them over, pursued the same practice, damage to freight shipped over the system during federal control and occurring on the subsidiary line are recoverable in an action against the Federal Agent when sued and served as in charge of the dominant carrier. P. 269 U. S. 117.

93 Okla. 159 affirmed.

Certiorari to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma which affirmed a recovery of damages for negligent injury to livestock in an action against the Agent appointed under § 206a of the Transportation Act, 1920.

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