Rogers v. Hennepin County - 239 U.S. 621 (1916)
U.S. Supreme Court
Rogers v. Hennepin County, 239 U.S. 621 (1916)
Rogers v. Hennepin County
Argued December 6, 1915
Decided January 17, 1916
239 U.S. 621
In an action brought by a number of complainants to restrain the collection of a tax separately assessed against each for under forty dollars, the aggregate exceeding the jurisdictional amount, held that the district court did not have jurisdiction, as the amount as to each complainant was the sum charged against him, and demands against all could not be aggregated in order to confer jurisdiction. Wheless v. St. Louis, 180 U. S. 379.
The facts, which involve the method of determining the amount in controversy in order to give jurisdiction to the district court, are stated in the opinion.