New Orleans v. Gaines' AdministratorAnnotate this Case
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.
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