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N.Y. Central R.R. Co. v. White
Jacob White was an employee at the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, Defendant. White died due to an accident that he sustained in the course of his employment with Defendant. White’s widow, Plaintiff, brought suit seeking compensation under New York’s Workmen’s Compensation Law. Under the Workman’s Compensation law, Plaintiff was entitled to an exclusive remedy for employee injury and death during the course of employment, without regard to fault. Thereafter, Plaintiff was awarded relief and the New York Court of Appeal affirmed the award. Defendant filed a petition for certiorari in the Supreme Court of The United States alleging that the Workmen’s Compensation Law took Defendant’s property in violation of due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.
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