Wilson v. Blair - 119 U.S. 387 (1886)
U.S. Supreme Court
Wilson v. Blair, 119 U.S. 387 (1886)
Wilson v. Blair
Submitted November 15, 1886
Decided December 13, 1886
119 U.S. 387
When the record in the court below is silent as to the value of the matter in dispute, it is good practice for that court to allow affidavits and counteraffidavits of value to be filed under directions from the court.
The burden of proof is on plaintiff in error, when the record is silent as to the value of the subject matter in dispute, to establish that it is of the jurisdictional value.
This was an action for the possession of real estate. Judgment for plaintiff. Defendant sued out this writ of error. The defendant in error moved to dismiss for want of jurisdictional value in the matter in dispute.