Rickey Land & Cattle Co. v. Miller & Lux - 218 U.S. 258 (1910)
U.S. Supreme Court
Rickey Land & Cattle Co. v. Miller & Lux, 218 U.S. 258 (1910)
Rickey Land and Cattle Company v. Miller and Lux
Nos. 4, 5
Argued January 18, 19, 1910
Restored to the docket for reargument January 31, 1910
Reargued October 24, 25, 1910
Decided November 7, 1910
218 U.S. 258
One court ought to deal with the whole matter in litigation even where the law of different jurisdictions is involved; foreign law may be ascertained and acted upon and rights depending thereon protected.
Where riparian rights of several parcels of land in different states but on the same river are involved, the courts of both states have concurrent jurisdiction, and the court first seized should proceed to determination without interference.
Quaere whether notice to an individual in regard to his property is not notice to a corporation organized by him after such notice and to which he conveys his property.
Where, as in this case, cross-bills are maintainable, jurisdiction in respect to them follows that over the principal bill.
152 F. 11 affirmed.
The facts are stated in the opinion.