“Ladylike and unexceptionable” Demeanor

October 18, 2013

  • 70 Carriers
  • 70IV Carriage of Passengers
  • 70IV(A) Relation Between Carrier and Passenger
  • 70k236 Duty to Receive and Transport Passengers
  • 70k236(1) k. In General.

70 CarriersA railroad company may rightfully exclude from the ladies’ car a female passenger whose reputation is so notoriously bad as to furnish reasonable grounds to believe that her conduct will be offensive, or whose demeanor at the time is annoying to other passengers; but she cannot be excluded for unchastity not affecting her conduct, or furnishing reasonable ground to believe she will misbehave herself in the car, when her demeanor at the time was ladylike and unexceptionable.
Brown v. Memphis & C.R. Co., 7 F. 51 (C.C.W.D. Tenn. 1881)