Hedden v. Iselin - 142 U.S. 676 (1892)
U.S. Supreme Court
Hedden v. Iselin, 142 U.S. 676 (1892)
Hedden v. Iselin
Argued January 7, 1892
Decided January 26, 1892
142 U.S. 676
In a suit to recover back customs duties paid under protest, where the only question tried was whether, in reappraisement proceedings, the importer was denied rights secured to him by law, held:
(1) It was proper to admit in evidence a protest filed by the importer with the reappraisers, as a paper showing what rights the importer claimed, and especially his claim that the merchant appraiser was not qualified.
(2) A motion to directs verdict for the defendant was properly denied, the court having ruled in accordance with the decision of this Court in Auffmordt v. Hedden, 137 U. S. 310, and having instructed the jury fully and properly, and there being no exception to the charge, and a question proper for the jury.
The case is stated in the opinion.