Railway Company v. United StatesAnnotate this Case
101 U.S. 639 (1879)
U.S. Supreme Court
Railway Company v. United States, 101 U.S. 639 (1879)
101 U.S. 639
Where, by the terms of a decree rendered in its favor against a railway company, the United States was entitled to an execution thereon for a certain sum of money, and B., another company, the successor of A. and representative of its interests and assets, by petition prayed that an alleged indebtedness of the United States to B., contracted since the rendition of the decree, be applied in payment of that sum, held that inasmuch as the claim of B. does not arise out of the decree, and the United States is not liable to suit thereon except in the Court of Claims, B. is not entitled to the relief prayed for.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.
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