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Civil Procedure Keyed to Babcock
Louisville & Nashville R.R. Co. v. Motley
Citation:211 U.S. 149 (1808)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Plaintiffs Mottleys were injured on Defendant Louisville & Nashville Railroad’s train in 1871. Defendant settled with Plaintiffs with lifetime passes for free transportation on the rail line. Congress passed an act in 1906 making it illegal for railroads to give free transportation. In 1907 when Plaintiffs attempted to renew their lifetime passes according to their settlement agreement but Defendant refused based on the new Congressional law. Plaintiffs claimed the act did not apply to their free passes and that if it did it would deprive them of their Fifth Amendment rights.
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