Marshall v. Beverly
18 U.S. 313 (1820)

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Marshall v. Beverly, 18 U.S. 5 Wheat. 313 313 (1820)

Marshall v. Beverly

18 U.S. (5 Wheat.) 313

Syllabus

In equity, a final decree cannot be pronounced until all parties in interest are brought before the court.

Where a bill was filed for a perpetual injunction on judgments obtained on certain bills of exchange drawn by the plaintiff and negotiated to the defendant, and which had subsequently passed from the latter into the hands of third persons, by whom the judgments were obtained. held that the injunction could not be decreed until their answers had come in, although the bill stated, and the defendant admitted, that he had paid the judgments and was then the only person interested in them, because such statement and admission might be made by collusion.

Carter Beverley, being indebted to the appellant, Horace Marshall, assigned to him several bills of exchange, amounting in the aggregate to

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