Fischer v. American United Life Ins. Co.
314 U.S. 549 (1942)

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Fischer v. American United Life Ins. Co., 314 U.S. 549 (1942)

Fischer v. American United Life Insurance Co.

No. 91

Argued December 18, 1941

Decided January 5, 1942

314 U.S. 549

Syllabus

1. A suit in the federal District Court in Iowa, brought by an Iowa receiver of a Michigan insurance company, with the approval of a Iowa court, against the Michigan and Texas receiver of the company, for an adjudication of rights in asset of the company which were in his possession and which had been deposited pursuant to statutes of Iowa for the protection of a special class of policyholders, held (diversity of citizenship and jurisdictional amount being present) within the jurisdiction of the court under § 57 of the Judicial Code. P. 314 U. S. 555

2. The District Court is not prevented from exercising jurisdiction in such case by any rule of deference to state courts. P. 314 U. S. 553.

117 F.2d 811 reversed.

Certiorari, post, p. 589, to review a decree reversing the District Court and directing that the bill of complaint be dismissed for want of jurisdiction.

Page 314 U. S. 551

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