Cases on Railroad LawCases on Railroad Law



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Author: Baldwin Simeon Eben 1840-1927

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1314606778

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Railroads and American LawRailroads and American Law



Epic in its scope, Railroads and American Law makes a complex subject accessible to a wide range of readers, from legal historians to railroad buffs, and shows the many ways in which a powerful industry brought change and innovation to ...

Author: James W. Ely

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ISBN: 0700611444

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No enterprise is so seductive as a railroad for the influence it exerts, the power it gives, and the hope of gain it offers.—Poor's Manual of Railroads (1900 At its peak, the railroad was the Internet of its day in its transformative impact on American life and law. A harbinger and promoter of economic empire, it was also the icon of a technological revolution that accelerated national expansion and in the process transformed our legal system. James W. Ely Jr., in the first comprehensive legal history of the rail industry, shows that the two institutions—the railroad and American law—had a profound influence on each other. Ely chronicles how "America's first big business" impelled the creation of a vast array of new laws in a country where long-distance internal transport had previously been limited to canals and turnpikes. Railroads, the first major industry to experience extensive regulation, brought about significant legal innovations governing interstate commerce, eminent domain, private property, labor relations, and much more. Much of this development was originally designed to serve the interests of the railroads themselves but gradually came to contest and control the industry's power and exploitative tendencies. As Ely reveals, despite its great promise and potential as an engine of prosperity and uniter of far-flung regions, the railroad was not universally admired. Railroads uprooted people, threatened local autonomy, and posed dangers to employees and the public alike—situations with unprecedented legal ramifications. Ely explores the complex and sometimes contradictory ways in which those ramifications played out, as railroads crossed state lines and knitted together a diverse nation with thousands of miles of iron rail. Epic in its scope, Railroads and American Law makes a complex subject accessible to a wide range of readers, from legal historians to railroad buffs, and shows the many ways in which a powerful industry brought change and innovation to America.

Railroad Legal Issues and ResourcesRailroad Legal Issues and Resources



"TRB's National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) Legal Research Digest 2: Railroad Legal Issues and Resources presents legal issues of importance that attorneys may encounter when representing both freight and passenger railroad ...

Author: Larry W. Thomas

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ISBN: 0309374758

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"TRB's National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) Legal Research Digest 2: Railroad Legal Issues and Resources presents legal issues of importance that attorneys may encounter when representing both freight and passenger railroad owners, and operators involved in railroad-related transactions. Issues explored in the report range from abandonment and discontinuance to constitutional law, construction, contracts, interaction with regulatory agencies, safety, retirement, and numerous other subjects. The electronic version of the digest includes more than 700 pages of case law presenting detailed summaries of statutes, regulations, cases, and relevant articles as a fundamental resource for use in understanding the background and broad ramifications of railroad-related law reflected in each category. To access the case law, click the Roman numeral headings, which are linked to the legal topics. A search for the legal topic will also result in finding it. The printed digest includes an annotated index of the case law and a bound-in CD-ROM with the case law reference materials."--Publisher's description.

Reports of Cases at Common Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of IllinoisReports of Cases at Common Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois



In this case a railroad company sought to condemn a right of way , under the Eminent Domain act . As proof of its corporate existence the company gave in evidence the special charter under which it claimed to have been organized ...

Author: Illinois. Supreme Court

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ISBN: OSU:32437011897044

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The American and English Railroad CasesThe American and English Railroad Cases



In Arkansas the court , in the case of Little Rock & F. S. R. Co. v . Chapman , 39 Ark . 463 ; s . C. , 43 Am . Rep . 280 , repudiated the civil - law rule purely as such , and also the common - law rule in its utmost rigidity ...

Author: Lawrence Lewis

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063660018

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Covers cases decided [1879?]-1895.

Law and Accounting RLE Accounting Law and Accounting RLE Accounting



This book contains 53 nineteenth century American legal cases in which courts discussed accounting issues. Some are well known: Wood v.

Author: Jean Margo Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317962731

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This book contains 53 nineteenth century American legal cases in which courts discussed accounting issues. Some are well known: Wood v. Drummer (1824) was the foundation for the idea that capital could not be returned to shareholders and it was this restriction which made it necessary to distinguish between income and capital. The famous case of 1849, Burnes v Pennell is often cited as the source of the rule that dividends cannot be paid except from profits. However, many of the cases covered in this book are not well-known. It is often assumed that few American legal cases on accounting matters were decided in the nineteenth century. However, many of the 53 cases included here preceded the earliest British legal cases that discussed accounting issues and they are interesting for several reasons. They show that government regulation of accounting pre-dated the modern regulatory ear. They also illustration that sometimes private contracts specified a particular accounting treatment and that accounting, therefore, served to define private rights. They also illustrate that American courts discussed accrual accounting problems as early as 1837 and that a cash concept of profits was not the norm.

A Treatise on the Law of Railroads Vol 8 Classic Reprint A Treatise on the Law of Railroads Vol 8 Classic Reprint



About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: H. G. Wood

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ISBN: 0656116269

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Excerpt from A Treatise on the Law of Railroads, Vol. 8 In using the table Of cases, it should be borne in mind that courts and text-books sometimes cite cases with the full name of the railroad corporation, sometimes with the brief or popular name, and often merely as Railroad. SO far as possible, different citations Of the same case, from different sources, have been placed under the full and proper name of the road; but as it has not been always practicable to trace up the cases inadequately cited, the reader who cannot find the case he seeks under its full title, will do well to look also under the word Railroad. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Railroad Shipper Issues and S 919 the Railroad Competition Act of 2003Railroad Shipper Issues and S 919 the Railroad Competition Act of 2003



At many of our facilities we are served by a single railroad for the movement of our product to our customers . Rail customers with facilities served ... Unfortunately , under current law , as interpreted by the Surface Transportation ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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ISBN: MINN:31951D03758555B

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Street Railway Law Vol 2Street Railway Law Vol 2



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Author: Jesse Leonard Rosenberger

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ISBN: 0332414914

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Excerpt from Street Railway Law, Vol. 2: A Digest of Important Decisions in All Parts of the Country, Covering the More Important Class of Cases Which Daily Arise in the Management of Street Railways for Managers and Claim Departments The erection upon a public street of an elevated railroad imposes no additional servitude; where an additional use of a street has been granted by the city authorities to build and operate a street railroad an injunction will not be granted to restrain the construction or operation of the road at the suit of an abutting property owner until the resulting dam ages to his property are ascertained and paid, but his rem edy is by action at law for such damages. The proposition that a railroad unlawfully in a street is a public nuisance and liable as such to be abated at any time, and therefore a recovery for damages can only be had to ithe time of bringing the action is untenable; the injury would be a continuing and permanent one; therefore a sin gle recovery can be had for the whole damages, present and future. The abutting property owner having a complete remedy at law, courts of equity will not, upon his allegation that the ordinance authorizing the construction is illegal, enjoin the defendant from proceeding until the question of illegality can be litigated and determined, but will remit him to his action at law. In delivering the opinion of the Court, Justice Wilken said. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Compilation of Certain Railroad Laws Within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Compilation of Certain Railroad Laws Within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Energy and Commerce



and ( ii ) in the case of a State court , the applicable geographic area over which such court exercises jurisdiction . ” . ... ( 5 ) Whether rail carrier property damage cases should be subject to laws other than Federal law .

Author: United States

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105045267486

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A Treatise on the Law of Railroads Vol 1A Treatise on the Law of Railroads Vol 1



This is also true as to other recent acts of Congress, especially the employer's liability act of June 11, 1906. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

Author: Byron K. Elliott

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ISBN: 0265111609

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Excerpt from A Treatise on the Law of Railroads, Vol. 1: Containing a Consideration of the Organization, Status and Powers of Railroad Corporations, and of the Rights and Liabilities Incident to the Location, Construction and Operation of Railroads; Together With Their Duties, Rights and Liabilities as Carriers Many new sections have been added and so have several new chap ters. Among the new chapters will be found two on street railways and one on the new and important subject of interurban railroads. The latter subject, we believe, is not treated at any length in any other text-book. New chapters are also added on actions by and against railroad companies. Many practical suggestions are made and many points, that o'ften arise in such cases are considered, and authorities cited, that are not ordinarily found in text-books upon the subject. It is believed that the new sections and chapters on actions will be found particularly useful in the trial of railroad cases. There is a full treatment of the interstate commerce law and rail road rate regulation generally, and the' latest authorities are cited, many of which are decisions rendered within the last few months and cited in no other text-book. This is also true as to other recent acts of Congress, especially the employer's liability act of June 11, 1906. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.