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MISSOURI PACIFIC R. CO. V. HARTLEY BROTHERS, 290 U. S. 576 (1934)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Missouri Pacific R. Co. v. Hartley Brothers, 290 U.S. 576 (1934)

Missouri Pacific Railroad Co. v. Hartley Brothers

No. 200

Argued December 14, 1933

Decided January 8, 1934

290 U.S. 576

Syllabus

Under § 20 of the first Cummins Amendment, 49 U.S.C. § 20(11), an action against a carrier for damage to an interstate shipment due to negligence in loading or unloading or in transit need not be preceded by notice or filing of the claim, and any provision of the contract requiring such notice or filing as a condition precedent would be void. P. 290 U. S. 578.

162 Okla.194, 19 P.2d 337, affirmed.

Certiorari to review the affirmance of a judgment against the Railroad Company in an action by a shipper for damage to a consignment of cattle.


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