McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. v. Walthers
134 U.S. 41 (1890)

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McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. v. Walthers, 134 U.S. 41 (1890)

McCormick Harvesting Machine Company v. Walthers

No. 1402

Submitted January 27, 1890

Decided March 3, 1890

134 U.S. 41

Syllabus

When the jurisdiction of a circuit court of the United States is founded upon any of the causes specially mentioned in section 1 of the Act of March 3, 1887, as amended by the Act of August 13, 1888, 25 Stat. 433, c. 866 (except the citizenship of the parties), the action must be brought in the district of which the defendant is an inhabitant; but where the jurisdiction is founded solely upon the fact that the parties are citizens of different states, the suit may be brought in the district in which either the plaintiff or the defendant resides.

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