Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Montana from December Term 1868, to Volume 61

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Montana from December Term 1868, to Volume 61

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...be absurd to hold the defendant corporation accountable for negligent train operations by the government. True it is that the procedural remedy was not clear, and there was diversity of opinion expressed by the courts as to accountability for such torts after the President 's proclamation; however, after the promulgation by the director-general of railroads of General Order No. 50, issued October 28, 1918, the subject was made clear and set at rest. That order reads in part as follows: "Whereas, since the director-general assumed control of said systems of transportation, suits are being brought and judgments and decrees rendered against carrier corporations on matters based on causes of action arising during federal control for which said carrier corporations are not responsible. 61 Mont. 351. and it is right and proper that the action, suits and proceedings hereinafter referred to based on causes of action arising during or out of federal control should be _brought directly against the said director-general of railroads and not against said corporation: It is therefore ordered that actions at law, suits in equity and proceedings in admiralty hereafter brought in any court based on contract, binding upon the directorgeneral of railroads, claims for death or injury to person, or for loss and damage to property arising since December 31, 1917, and growing out of the possession, use, control or operation of any railroad or system of transportation' by the director-general of railroads, which action, suit or proceeding but for federal control might have been brought against the carrier company, shall be brought against William G. McAdoo, director-general of railroads, and not otherwise: Provided, however, that this order...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942000
  • 9781236942005