No. 300.

318 U.S. 109 (1943)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 1, 1943.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Edward R. Brumley for petitioners.

Mr. William Paul Allen, with whom Mr. Benjamin Diamond was on the brief, for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case arose out of a grade crossing accident which occurred in Massachusetts. Diversity of citizenship brought it to the federal District Court in New York. There were several causes of action. The first two were on behalf of respondent individually, one being brought under a Massachusetts statute (Mass. Gen. L. (1932) c. 160, §§ 138, 232), the other at common law. The third and fourth were brought...

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