POFF v. PENNSYLVANIA R. CO.

No. 484.

327 U.S. 399 (1946)

POFF, EXECUTRIX, v. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD CO.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 25, 1946.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Morris A. Wainger argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.

Ray Rood Allen argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.


MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

Congress provided in the Federal Employers' Liability Act (35 Stat. 65, 45 U.S.C. § 51) that the carrier's liability in case of the death of an employee runs

"to his or her personal representative, for the benefit of the surviving widow or husband and children of such employee; and, if none, then of such employee's parents; and, if none, then of the next...

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