Ross v. Prentiss - 44 U.S. 771 (1845)
U.S. Supreme Court
Ross v. Prentiss, 44 U.S. 3 How. 771 771 (1845)
Ross v. Prentiss
44 U.S. (3 How.) 771
Where a bill was filed on the equity side of the court below to enjoin the marshal from levying an execution upon certain property, which execution was for a less sum than two thousand dollars, an appeal from a decree dismissing the bill will not lie to this Court, although the entire value of the property may be more than two thousand dollars.
The jurisdiction of the Court does not depend upon the amount of any contingent loss or damage which one of the parties may sustain by a decision against him, but upon the amount in dispute between them
It was moved by Nelson (Attorney General) to dismiss the case for want of jurisdiction under the circumstances stated in the opinion of the Court, which was delivered by