Miller v. American Bonding Co.
257 U.S. 304 (1921)

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Miller v. American Bonding Co., 257 U.S. 304 (1921)

Miller v. American Bonding Company

No. 59

Argued November 8, 1921

Decided December 12, 1921

257 U.S. 304

Syllabus

1. The proceeding which the Act of August 13, 194, c. 280, 28 Stat. 278, as amended February 24, 1905, c. 778, 33 Stat. 811, permits to be brought, in the name of the United States, upon the bond of a public contractor to satisfy private claims for labor and material is a single action at law in which the federal claimants are not entitled as of right to separate trial. P. 257 U. S. 307.

2. In actions at law, it is only in exceptional instances and for special and persuasive reasons that distinct cause of action, asserted in the same case, may be allowed separate trials, and the allowance rests largely in the court's discretion. P. 257 U. S. 308.

262 F. 103 affirmed.

Error to a judgment of the circuit court of appeals affirming an order of the district court striking a case finally from the trial list.

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