Grame v. Mutual Assur. Co. of Virginia - 112 U.S. 273 (1884)
U.S. Supreme Court
Grame v. Mutual Assur. Co. of Virginia, 112 U.S. 273 (1884)
Grame v. Mutual Assurance Company of Virginia
Argued November 18, 1884
Decided November 19, 1884
112 U.S. 273
IN ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA
Whether the destruction of a building by fire, communicated from buildings burned by the Confederate forces on leaving Richmond, was covered by a policy which excepted losses resulting from riots, civil commotions, insurrections, or invasions of a foreign enemy is not a federal question, but one of general law, the decision of which by a state court is not reviewable here.
This was a motion to dismiss the writs of error on the ground that no federal question was presented, and that the court was without jurisdiction.