Pacific Railroad v. Missouri Pacific Ry. Co. - 111 U.S. 505 (1884)


U.S. Supreme Court

Pacific Railroad v. Missouri Pacific Ry. Co., 111 U.S. 505 (1884)

Pacific Railroad of Missouri v. Missouri Pacific Railway Company

Argued April 23-24, 1884

Decided May 5, 1884

111 U.S. 505

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

Syllabus

In 1876, K brought a suit, in a circuit court of the United States in Missouri to foreclose a mortgage on a railroad, making the railroad corporation (a citizen of Missouri) and others defendants. There was a decree of sale, and

a sale, and it was confirmed in October, 1876. In February, 1817, the corporation appealed to this Court. The case was affirmed here in April, 1880. In June, 1880, the corporation filed a bill in the same court against another Missouri corporation (a citizen of Missouri) and other citizens of Missouri, alleging fraud in fact in the foreclosure suit, in the conduct of the solicitor and directors of the corporation defendant in that suit, and praying that the decree in the K suit be set aside. On demurrer to the bill, held:



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