Alabama Gold Life Ins. Co. v. Nichols - 109 U.S. 232 (1883)
U.S. Supreme Court
Alabama Gold Life Ins. Co. v. Nichols, 109 U.S. 232 (1883)
Alabama Gold Life Insurance Company v. Nichols
Submitted October 29, 1883
Decided November 12, 1883
109 U.S. 232
It is within the discretion of a circuit court of the United States, sitting in the Texas, if a plaintiff appears in open court and remits a part of the
verdict in his favor, to make the proper reduction and enter judgment accordingly.
If by such remission the judgment be reduced to $5,000 or less, errors in the record will be shut out from reexamination in cases where the jurisdiction of this Court depends upon a larger amount being involved in the controversy.
Motion to dismiss for want of jurisdiction.