Smith v. Lyon - 133 U.S. 315 (1890)
U.S. Supreme Court
Smith v. Lyon, 133 U.S. 315 (1890)
Smith v. Lyon
Submitted January 6, 1890
Decided February 3, 1890
133 U.S. 315
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
Under the Act of March 3, 1887, 24 Stat. 552, c. 373, as amended by the Act of August 13, 1888, 25 Stat. 433, c. 552, a circuit court of the United States has not jurisdiction on the ground of diverse citizenship if there are two plaintiffs to the action who are citizens of and residents in different states and the defendant is a citizen of and resident in a third state and the action is brought in the state in which one of the plaintiffs resides.
This action was dismissed by the court below for want of jurisdiction, to which judgment the plaintiffs below sued out this writ of error. The case is stated in the opinion.