Lavender v. Kurn

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Lavender v. Kurn by Frank Murphy

Lavender v. Kurn, 327 U.S. 645 (1946) was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States dealing with a negligent wrongful death case against a railroad employer. The Missouri Supreme Court ordered a directed verdict in favor of the employer, claiming lack of evidence of negligence. The Supreme Court overruled the State Supreme Court's ruling. Excerpted from Lavender v. Kurn on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

United States Supreme Court

327 U.S. 645

Lavender  v.  Kurn

 Argued: March 6, 7, 1946. --- Decided: March 25, 1946

Mr.N. Murry Edwards, of St. Louis, Mo., for petitioner.

Mr. William R. Gentry, of St. Louis, Mo., for respondent Illinois Cent. R. Co.

Mr. Cornelius H. Skinker, Jr., of St. Louis, Mo., for respondents J. M. Kurn and others, trustees, of St. L.-S. F. Ry. Co., debtor.

Mr. Justice MURPHY delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).