Robert C. Norman, Appellant, v. Spokane-portland & Seattle Railway Co., a Corporation, Appellee, 192 F.2d 1020 (9th Cir. 1951)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 192 F.2d 1020 (9th Cir. 1951) December 5, 1951

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon; James Alger Fee, Judge.

Elton Watkins, Portland, Or., for appellant.

Hugh L. Biggs, George H. Fraser, Cleveland C. Cory, Hart, Spencer, McCulloch, Rockwood & Davies, all of Portland, Or., for appellee.

Before HEALY and POPE, Circuit Judges, and LEMMON, District Judge.


This is a suit against a railroad company under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, 45 U.S.C.A. § 51 et seq., by an employee of a bona fide independent contractor. The appeal is from a judgment dismissing the employee's suit. The judgment is affirmed for the reason given in the district court's opinion, D.C., 101 F. Supp. 350.