Hathaway v. First Nat'l Bank of Cambridge - 134 U.S. 494 (1890)


U.S. Supreme Court

Hathaway v. First Nat'l Bank of Cambridge, 134 U.S. 494 (1890)

Hathaway v. First National Bank of Cambridge

No. 223

Argued March 20-21, 1890

Decided March 31, 1890

134 U.S. 494

Syllabus

Where a case is tried by the circuit court without a jury and it makes a special finding of facts with conclusions of law, alleged errors of fact are not, on a writ of error, subject to revision by this Court if there was any evidence on which such findings could be made.

Where the circuit court finds ultimate facts which justify the judgment rendered, its refusal to find certain specified facts, and certain propositions of law based on those facts, will not be reviewed by this Court on a writ of error if they were either immaterial facts or incidental facts amounting only to evidence bearing on the ultimate facts found.

The case is stated in the opinion.



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