United States v. Trinidad Coal & Coking Co.
137 U.S. 160 (1890)

Annotate this Case

U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Trinidad Coal & Coking Co., 137 U.S. 160 (1890)

United States v. Trinidad Coal and Coking Company

No. 774

Argued October 29-30, 1890

Decided November 17, 1890

137 U.S. 160

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO

Syllabus

Officers, stockholders and employs of a private corporation formed a scheme whereby they made entries in their individual names, but really for the benefit of such corporation, of vacant coal lands of the United States. The scheme was carried out and patents were issued to such individuals, who immediately conveyed the legal title to the corporation, which bore all the expenses and cost of obtaining the lands, and some of the members of which had previously taken the benefit of the statute relating to the disposal of the public coal lands

Held:

Official Supreme Court caselaw is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia caselaw is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.