From our private database of 33,800+ case briefs...
New York Central Railroad Co. v. White
United States Supreme Court
243 U.S. 188 (1917)
Jacob White, an employee of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company (Railroad) (defendant), died from an accidental injury sustained in the course of his employment. White’s widow (plaintiff) filed for compensation under the Workmen’s Compensation Law of New York, which provided an exclusive remedy for employee injury and death arising out of the course of employment, without regard to fault. Mrs. White was issued an award pursuant to the act, and the award was ultimately affirmed by the New York Court of Appeals. The Railroad sought review from the United States Supreme Court via a writ of error, contending that the Workmen’s Compensation Law took the Railroad’s property in violation of due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Pitney, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 605,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 605,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 33,800 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.