Calhoun v. Lanaux
127 U.S. 634 (1888)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Calhoun v. Lanaux, 127 U.S. 634 (1888)

Calhoun v. Lanaux

No. 239

Submitted April 19, 1888

Decided May 14, 1888

127 U.S. 634

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

Syllabus

The appointment by a circuit court of the United States of a receiver of a corporation organized under the laws of a state does not deprive a court of the jurisdiction to hear and determine an application for a mandamus directing a recorder of mortgages in the state to cancel and erase from the books of his office an inscription against property of the petitioner in favor of the corporation, the petition describing it as a mortgage on real estate, and setting forth the interest of the corporation.

This Court questions the opinion of the Supreme Court of Louisiana that the circuit court of the United States would have no authority to order the erasure of an encumbrance from a mortgage book within the state.

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