Amy v. Watertown
130 U.S. 320 (1889)

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Amy v. Watertown , 130 U.S. 320 (1889)

Amy v. Watertown (No. 2)

No. 197

Argued March 13, 1889

Decided April 8, 1889

130 U.S. 320

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN

Syllabus

The general rule respecting statutes of limitation is that the language of the act must prevail, and that no reason based on apparent inconvenience or hardship will justify a departure from it.

Cases considered in which courts of equity and some courts of law have held that the running of the statute was suspended on the ground of fraud.

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