CHICAGO, M. & ST.P. RY. CO. V. SOLAN, 169 U. S. 133 (1898)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Chicago, M. & St.P. Ry. Co. v. Solan, 169 U.S. 133 (1898)

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company v. Solan

No. 78

Argued November 1, 1897

Decided January 17, 1898

169 U.S. 133


A statute of a state, providing that no contract shall exempt any railroad corporation from the liability of a common carrier or carrier of passengers which would have existed if no contract had been made does not, as applied to a claim for an injury happening within the state under a contract for interstate transportation, contravene the provision of the Constitution of the United States empowering Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

The case is stated in the opinion.


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