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Missouri Pacific R. Co. v Reynolds-Davis Grocery Co., 268 U.S. 366 (1925)

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company v.

Reynolds-Davis Grocery Company

No. 329

Submitted April 21, 1925

Decided May 25, 1925

268 U.S. 366


Where the final carrier named in the bill of lading on a through interstate shipment employs a carrier not named in the bill nor participant in the joint rate to switch the car for the rate named in its tariff from a point on the lines of the former carrier to the consignee's warehouse on the line of the latter, both within the city named in the bill as destination, the first carrier is the delivering carrier and the second merely its agent for the purpose of delivery, so that the one is liable for loss of the goods while in the hand of the other. Oregon-Washinton R. Co. v. McGinn, 258 U. S. 409, distinguished. P. 268 U. S. 368.

161 Ark. 579 affirmed.

Certiorari to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Arkansas which affirmed a judgment entered on a verdict against the railroad in an action by the grocery company to recover damages for loss of a carload of sugar.

Page 268 U. S. 368

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