Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. v. Bunn
285 U.S. 169 (1932)

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Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. v. Bunn, 285 U.S. 169 (1932)

Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. v. Bunn

No. 333

Argued January 14, 1932

Decided March 14, 1932

285 U.S. 169

Syllabus

1. After the time for appeal as fixed by statute has expired, this Court has not jurisdiction to permit a party below to join in an appeal taken in time by another party. P. 285 U. S. 177.

Page 285 U. S. 170

2. To review a judgment against two parties jointly (in this case, a party and the surety upon its appeal bond in the court below), both must join in the appeal or there must be summons and severance. P. 285 U. S. 180.

3. For applying this rule, a judgment is deemed joint if joint on its face. Pp. 285 U. S. 178-182.

161 Miss.198, appeal dismissed.

Appeal from a judgment against the Hartford Company and the surety on its appeal bond in the court below. The judgment granted recoveries to numerous materialmen in a suit on a building contractor's bond. For opinions of the court below at successive stages, see 155 Miss. 31 (119 So. 366); 132 So. 535; 135 id. 497.

Page 285 U. S. 174

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