Huntington v. Palmer - 104 U.S. 482 (1881)
U.S. Supreme Court
Huntington v. Palmer, 104 U.S. 482 (1881)
Huntington v. Palmer
104 U.S. 482
Hawes v. Oakland, supra, p. 104 U. S. 450, reaffirmed.
Huntington filed this bill against Palmer, tax collector of the County of Alameda, California, and the Central Pacific Railroad Company, alleging that he is a stockholder of the company, and that, on behalf of himself and such other stockholders as will come in and contribute to its prosecution, he
brings the suit to enjoin and restrain the company from wasting and misapplying its funds, as it threatens to do, by paying certain taxes upon its property in that county which, he alleges, were unlawfully and unconstitutionally assessed against it. The other facts are sufficiently stated in the opinion.
The demurrer of Palmer was sustained to the amended bill, and a decree rendered in favor of the defendants. Huntington appealed.