Railroad Reports Volume 51

Railroad Reports Volume 51

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... and regulations printed upon the back of this receipt," "it being also understood, that this corporation assumes no liability beyond the end of its own line, and that, so far as it acts as agent for other parties participating in the joint transit aforesaid, said parties are separately liable." The back of the receipt said: "The following rules and regulations have been adopted by the several railroad corporations in regard to freightz" "The company will not hold itself liable as common carriers, for articles of freight, after their arrival at their place of destination and unloading at the company's warehouses or depots." "All articles of freight must be taken away within 24 hours after being unladen from the cars." The cases were marked as described in the receipt, and also marked, "care of VVestern Transportation Co.," a corporation engaged in carrying freight on the Erie Canal. The terminus of defendant's road was at E. A. The freight arrived there and was unladen at defendant's warehouse. Three days afterwards the warehouse took fire, and such freight was consumed, without fault on the part of defendant. It did not appear that notice of the arrival of the freight was given by defendant to the Western Transportation Company. It was held that defendant was liable for the value of the goods. In this case it is said in the opinion: "But, if it should be conceded that the conditions upon the back of the receipt are so expressed as to refer to the warehouse of the defendant, and relieve it from the obligations of a carrier after the arr;val of the goods there, the same result must follow, because of the controlling authority here of the case of Michigan Cent, R....show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896459
  • 9781236896452