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Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Hiles

Docket No.: 95-6
Argued: January 8, 1996
Decided: February 27, 1996

Topics:

49 U.S.C. 2030, Economic Activity, Nongovernmental Liability, patent

PartyNames: NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, Petitioner, v. William J. HILES.
Petitioner: Norfolk & Western Railway Co.
Respondent: Hiles

Court Below: THE APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS, 5TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Supreme Court Docket

Norfolk & Western Railway Co.
v.
Hiles
516 U.S. 400 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 890134 L.Ed.2d 34 (516 U.S. 40
Question:

Is a railroad liable, under the federal Safety Appliance Act, for injuries incurred by a railroad employee while trying to straighten a misaligned drawbar?

Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Hiles
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 08, 1996

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Norfolk & Western Railway Co., 0 vote(s) against

Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Hiles
Case Documents

1Opinion in Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Hiles
2Opinion in Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Hiles
Additional documents for this case are pending review.