An Iowa venue statute passed in 1872 provided that "an action may be brought against any railway corporation, the owner of stages, or other line of coaches or cars . . . in any county through which such road or line passes or is operated." A damage action was brought against petitioner in a county through which its truck line regularly operated. Petitioner moved for a change of venue to the county where its principal office was located. The motion was overruled and petitioner tested the validity of the ruling in an action in certiorari. Held, a common carrier of freight by motor truck was a "line of cars" within the purpose and meaning of the venue statute. Bruce Transfer Co. v. Johnston, (Iowa, 1939) 287 N. W. 278.
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