BALTIMORE & OHIO R. CO., 240 U. S. 620 (1916)

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Baltimore & Ohio R. Co., 240 U.S. 620 (1916)

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company

No. 245

Submitted January 25, 1916

Decided April 10, 1916

240 U.S. 620


The wage of an employee residing in West Virginia having been garnisheed in the hands of his employer in Virginia, judgment was entered without notice to the employee, none being required under the Virginia statute, and paid by the garnishee; the employee then sued for his wages in West Virginia and the courts of that state refused to enforce the Virginia judgment for want of service; held error, and that, under the full faith and credit provision of the federal Constitution, the judgment of the Virginia court protected the garnishee.

The facts, which involve the construction and application of the full faith and credit provision of the Constitution of the United States, are stated in the opinion.

Page 240 U. S. 622

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