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Civil Procedure Keyed to Hazard
Louisville & Nashville R.R. Co. v. Mottley
Citation:211 U.S. 149, 29 S.Ct. 42, 53 L.Ed. 126 (1908)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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The Mottleys (Appellees), citizens of Kentucky, sued Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. (Appellants), a Kentucky train company, for an injury on the railroad in Kentucky. The suit was settled with a contract guaranteeing Appellees free travel passes each year. This contract was enforced for thirty-six years, until Appellants refused to renew the pass because of a congressional act that forbid free transportation. Appellees brought suit to enforce the contract and Appellant demurred.
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