New Orleans v. Gaines' Administrator - 131 U.S. 191 (1889)
U.S. Supreme Court
New Orleans v. Gaines' Administrator, 131 U.S. 191 (1889)
New Orleans v. Gaines' Administrator
Argued October 13-14, 1887
Decided May 13, 1889
131 U.S. 191
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
By the French jurisprudence prevailing in Louisiana, a creditor may exercise the rights of action of his debtor, a right analogous to the garnishee or trustee process in some states.
This right cannot be enforced in the federal courts by an action at law, but by a suit in equity, on the principle of subrogation.