No. 161.

315 U.S. 283 (1942)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 16, 1942.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Messrs. William H. Allen and Charles M. Hay for petitioner.

Mr. Sidney S. Alderman, with whom Messrs. Wilder Lucas, Arnot L. Sheppard, Walter N. Davis, H. O'B. Cooper, and S.R. Prince were on the brief, for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.

This action was brought by the administratrix of Stewart's estate to recover for his death in consequence of a violation of the Safety Appliance Act.1 The crew of which the intestate was a member was engaged in coupling freight cars. Stewart was on the engineer's side of the train. He gave a back-up signal with which the engineer complied and then a stop signal which was obeyed. The...

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