Olson v. United States Spruce Production Corp.
267 U.S. 462 (1925)

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Olson v. United States Spruce Production Corp., 267 U.S. 462 (1925)

Olson v. United States Spruce Production Corporation

No. 128

Argued March 5, 6, 1925

Decided March 16, 1925

267 U.S. 462

Syllabus

1. Where a federal statute excludes jurisdiction in state well as federal courts, judgment of a district court dismissing the case for that reason is not reviewable here directly under Jud.Code § 238. P. 267 U. S. 467.

2. The Dent Act, which provides for adjustment of certain classes of claims against the United States through the Secretary of War and by suit in the Court of Claims, did not purport to confer jurisdiction on that court over a suit against the United States Spruce Production Corporation, which, though a federal agency, is a corporation of the State of Washington. P. 267 U. S. 466.

3. An action against the Spruce Corporation to recover for work done, materials furnished or destroyed, and profits lost in consequence of a government requisition prior to the Dent Act held within the jurisdiction of the state court and of the district court on removal, whatever the merits. Id.

Reversed.

Error to a judgment of the district court dismissing an action for want of jurisdiction as a federal court.

Page 267 U. S. 466

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