Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R. Co. v. Brewer - 231 U.S. 245 (1913)


U.S. Supreme Court

Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R. Co. v. Brewer, 231 U.S. 245 (1913)

Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Company v. Brewer

No. 62

Argued November 12, 13

Decided December 1, 1913

231 U.S. 245

Syllabus

Dushane v. Beall, 161 U. S. 513, followed to effect that the two-year limitation provided by § 5057, Rev.Stat., applies only to suits growing out of disputes in respect of property and of rights of property of the bankrupt which came to the hands of the assignee to which adverse claims existed while in the hands of the bankrupt and before assignment. Hammond v. Whittredge, 204 U. S. 538.

When a cause of action accrues is a question of state law, and where the judgment below determining who was in possession of the land at given time rests wholly on state law and is sufficiently broad to support the judgment without involving any federal right asserted by plaintiff in error, this Court has no jurisdiction.

Writ of error to review 128 La. 544 dismissed.

The facts, which involve the jurisdiction of this Court to review judgments of the state court resting on other than federal grounds and the construction and application of § 5057, Rev.Stat., are stated in the opinion.



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