United States v. Atherton
102 U.S. 372 (1880)

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United States v. Atherton, 102 U.S. 372 (1880)

United States v. Atherton

102 U.S. 372

Syllabus

1. A bill in chancery to set aside a judgment or a decree of a court of competent jurisdiction on the ground of fraud must set out distinctly the particulars of the fraud, the names of the parties who were engaged in it, and the manner in which the court or the party injured was misled or imposed on.

2. A bill to set aside or annul a patent of the United States for public lands, or to correct it on account of fraud or mistake, must show by like averments the particulars of the fraud and the character of the mistake and how it occurred.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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