Woodside v. Beckham
216 U.S. 117 (1910)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Woodside v. Beckham, 216 U.S. 117 (1910)

Woodside v. Beckham

No. 56

Argued December 9, 1909

Decided February 21, 1910

216 U.S. 117

Syllabus

Where a plaintiff sues as assignee of several claims, but is not in fact the owner of all the claims sued upon, and none of the claims is sufficient in amount to confer jurisdiction on the federal court, that court has no jurisdiction and should dismiss the case for that reason although the assigned claims may in the aggregate exceed the jurisdictional amount.

142 F. 167 affirmed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

Page 216 U. S. 118

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