Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co. v. Sowers

In Atchison, Topeka & Santa F? Ry. Co. v. Sowers, 213 U. S. 55, 67, 29 S. Ct. 397, 401,53 L. Ed. 695 (1909), it was contended that the statute of New Mexico created a new statutory cause of action, taking the place of a common-law right and that the provision that the action should be brought only in a particular district was enforceable. The court said: "An action for personal injuries is universally held to be transitory, and maintainable wherever a court may be found that has jurisdiction of the parties and the subject-matter."