No. 206, Misc.

337 U.S. 55 (1949)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 31, 1949.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lloyd T. Bailey argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Theodore Granik.

Robert P. Hobson argued the cause for the Honorable Fred L. Wham, United States Judge for the Eastern District of Illinois, respondent. With him on the brief was Ernest Woodward.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE VINSON delivered the opinion of the Court.

In this case we must decide whether the venue provisions of the Judicial Code1 render applicable the doctrine of forum non conveniens to actions under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.2 Petitioner instituted such an action against the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in October, 1947, in the court below, the United States District Court...

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