Stevens v. NicholsAnnotate this Case
130 U.S. 230 (1889)
U.S. Supreme Court
Stevens v. Nichols, 130 U.S. 230 (1889)
Stevens v. Nichols
Argued March 11, 1889
Decided April 1, 1889
130 U.S. 230
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
A petition for removal which alleges the diverse citizenship of the parties in the present tense is defective, and if it does not appear in the record that such diversity also existed at the commencement of the action, the cause will be remanded to the circuit court with directions to send it back to the state court, with costs against the party at whose instance the removal was made.
The case as stated by the Court was as follows:
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