Doss v. Tyack - 55 U.S. 297 (1852)
U.S. Supreme Court
Doss v. Tyack, 55 U.S. 14 How. 297 297 (1852)
Doss v. Tyack
55 U.S. (14 How.) 297
A court has a right to set aside its own judgment or decree, dismissing a bill in chancery, at the same term in which the judgment or decree was rendered, on discovering its own error in the law or that the consent of the complainants to such dismissal was obtained by fraud.
A verdict on an issue to try whether a sale was fraudulent, finding the same to be fraudulent, will not he set aside on a certificate or affidavit of some of the jurors, afterwards made as to what they meant.
A Chancellor does not need a verdict to inform his conscience when the answer denies fraud in the abstract, whilst it admits all the facts and circumstances necessary to constitute it in the concrete.
A statement of the facts is contained in the opinion of the Court.