Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor and Industry, Volume 5, Issue 1

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Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry., 1918 - Labor
 

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Page 80 - ... saving to suitors, in all cases, the right of a common law remedy, where the common law is competent to give it...
Page 80 - State, approved October 6, 1917, c. 97, 40 Stat. 395. The provision of 9 Judiciary Act, 1789 (c. 20 1 Stat. 76), granting to United States District Courts, "exclusive original cognizance of all civil causes of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction . . . , saving to suitors, in all cases, the right of a common-law...
Page 81 - State ; of all seizures on land or waters not within admiralty and maritime jurisdiction ; of all prizes brought into the United States; and of all proceedings for the condemnation of property taken as prize.
Page 78 - Tracks and bridges are as indispensable to interstate commerce by railroad as are engines and cars, and sound economic reasons unite with settled rules of law in demanding that all of these instrumentalities be kept in repair. . The security, expedition and efficiency of the commerce depends in large measure upon this being done.
Page 88 - If we are true friends of freedom, our own or anybody else's, we will see that the power of this country and the productivity of this country is raised to its absolute maximum, and that absolutely nobody is allowed to stand in the way of it.
Page 81 - An Act Relating to the Liability of Common Carriers by Railroad to Their Employees in Certain Cases," Approved April Twenty-second, Nineteen Hundred and Eight.
Page 77 - It [the bill] is intended in its scope to cover all commerce to which the regulative power of Congress extends ... by this bill it is hoped to fix a uniform rule of liability throughout the Union with reference to the liability of common carriers to their employees. ... A Federal statute of this character will supplant the numerous State statutes on the subject so far as they relate to interstate- commerce. It will create uniformity throughout the Union, and the legal status of such employer's liability...
Page 78 - Was that work being done independently of the interstate commerce in which the defendant was engaged, or was it so closely connected therewith as to be a part of it? Was its performance a matter of indifference so far as that commerce was concerned, or was it in the nature of a duty resting upon the carrier ? The answers are obvious. Tracks and bridges are as indispensable to interstate commerce by railroad as are engines and cars; and sound economic reasons unite with settled rules of law in demanding...
Page 81 - An Act relating to the liability of common carriers, by railroads to their employees in certain cases...
Page 78 - Among the questions which naturally arise in this connection are these: Was that work being done independently of the interstate commerce in which the defendant was engaged, or was it so closely connected therewith as to be a part of it?

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