Limitation of Venue in Certain Actions Brought Under the Employers' Liability Act: Hearings on S. 1567 and H.R. 1679. Jan. 7-9, 13-4, 1948
1948 - 299 pages
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Page 51 - That he is the petitioner herein; that he has read the foregoing petition and knows the contents thereof, and' that the same is true of his own knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and as to those matters he believes it to be true.
Page 90 - The jurisdiction of the courts of the United States under this Act shall be concurrent with that of the courts of the several States, and no case arising under this Act and brought in any state court of competent jurisdiction shall be removed to any court of the United States.
Page 97 - Stirring Up Litigation, Directly or Through Agents. — It is unprofessional for a lawyer to volunteer advice to bring a lawsuit, except in rare cases where ties of blood, relationship or trust make it his duty to do so. Stirring up strife and litigation is not only unprofessional, but it is indictable at common law.
Page 111 - For the convenience of parties and witnesses, in the interest of justice, a district court may transfer any civil action to any other district or division where it might have been brought.
Page 119 - Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America National Organization Masters, Mates, and Pilots of America National Marine Engineers...
Page 263 - It is a reproach to our civilization that any class of American workmen should, in the pursuit of a necessary and useful vocation, be subjected to a peril of life and limb as great as that of a soldier in time of war.
Page 2 - Under this act an action may be brought in a circuit court of the United States, in the district of the residence of the defendant, or in which the cause of action arose, or in which the defendant shall be doing business at the time of commencing such action. The jurisdiction of the courts of the United States...
Page 59 - VI treaties made under the authority of the United States, along with the Constitution and laws of the United States made in pursuance thereof, are declared the supreme law of the land.
Page 194 - In 1911 the committee on jurisprudence and law reform of the American Bar Association, of which Mr.
Page 265 - ... when its ordinary jurisdiction, as prescribed by local law, is appropriate to the occasion, and is invoked in conformity with those laws, to take cognizance of an action to enforce a right of civil recovery arising under the act of Congress, and susceptible of adjudication according to the prevailing rules of procedure.