Roura v. Philippine Islands
218 U.S. 386 (1910)

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Roura v. Philippine Islands, 218 U.S. 386 (1910)

Roura v. Philippine Islands

No. 35

Argued November 3, 1910

Decided November 28, 1910

218 U.S. 386

Syllabus

Jurisdiction as to amount in controversy sustained on the facts disclosed in affidavits filed in this Court, there being none filed in rebuttal.

The decree of the Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands denying a petition for registration of title to land on the ground that the petitioner had no legal title thereto under Spanish law, sustained.

Issue in the courts below having been confined solely to the legality of deeds on which the petitioner sought to register and which those courts held to have been fraudulently obtained and illegal, the title could not be registered on claim of quiet possession subsequent to the obtaining of those deeds and in regard to which there was no proof in the record.

8 Phil. 214 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the right of a claimant to land in the Philippine Islands to register the title thereto, are stated in the opinion.

Page 218 U. S. 387

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