Civil Procedure Keyed to Subrin
Louisville & Nashville Railroad v. Mottley
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Defendants were injured in a railway accident. To settle their claims, Plaintiffs, in 1871 gave them a lifetime pass for free transportation on the line. Several decades later Congress made free passes unlawful. Plaintiffs therefore refused to honor the Defendant’s passes, citing the new federal legislation. Defendants sued in federal court seeking specific performance of the contract. The trial court ruled in favor of the Defendants and this appeal followed.
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