Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Parnell Black argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief were Calvin W. Rawlings and Harold E. Wallace.
Paul H. Ray argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was S.J. Quinney.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.
Petitioners are the minor children of Jack R. Francis who was killed while riding as an interstate passenger on one of respondent's trains. They brought this suit, acting through their general guardians, to recover damages on account of his death. Jurisdiction in the federal court was founded on diversity of citizenship. The trial judge submitted to the jury only the question of respondent's wanton negligence...
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