Bradstreet Company v. Higgins - 112 U.S. 227 (1884)
U.S. Supreme Court
Bradstreet Company v. Higgins, 112 U.S. 227 (1884)
Bradstreet Company v. Higgins
Submitted October 27, 1884
Decided November 17, 1884
112 U.S. 227
When the jurisdiction of this Court for review of the judgments and decrees of circuit courts depends upon the amount in controversy, that amount is the sum shown by the whole record, including counterclaims, and not by the claims set up by the plaintiff only. Hilton v. Dickinson, 108 U. S. 165, affirmed.
This was a motion to dismiss for want of jurisdiction, it being alleged that the amount in controversy was not sufficient to give jurisdiction. The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.