Shields v. Thomas - 59 U.S. 253 (1855)
U.S. Supreme Court
Shields v. Thomas, 59 U.S. 18 How. 253 253 (1855)
Shields v. Thomas
59 U.S. (18 How.) 253
Where there was an administration upon the estate of an intestate in Kentucky, the surety in the administration bond and a portion of the distributees residing there, the court of that place had jurisdiction over the subject matter, and where the principal defendant, although residing out of the state, voluntarily appeared and answered a bill filed against him, the jurisdiction of the court was complete, and it had a right to pass a decree in the premises.
If several claimants of portions of an estate unite in filing a bill, this does not make it multifarious. The authorities upon this subject examined.
In this case, this Court has already decided the point. See 17 How. 58 U. S. 4-5.
The court in Kentucky having rendered a decree for the complainants, they had a right to file a bill in Iowa to enforce this decree.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.