Conflicts Keyed to Currie
Tennessee Coal, Iron & R.R. Co. v. George
George (Plaintiff) was employed as an engineer by Tennessee Coal, Iron & R.R. Co. (Defendant) in Alabama. He was injured when a defective locomotive throttle caused the locomotive to run over him. Alabama has a statute providing that an employer is liable for an employee’s injuries caused by defective equipment. This statute abrogated an employer’s common law defense. George (Plaintiff) sued in Georgia under this statute, but Tennessee Coal (Defendant) moved to dismiss on the grounds that the Alabama statute required suits under it to be brought in Alabama courts only. Judgment was entered for George (Plaintiff) and affirmed on appeal. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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