New Orleans v. Gaines - 63 U.S. 141 (1859)
U.S. Supreme Court
New Orleans v. Gaines, 63 U.S. 22 How. 141 141 (1859)
New Orleans v. Gaines
63 U.S. (22 How.) 141
Where streets were opened in New Orleans, a sum of money, as indemnity, was allowed to G, as being the supposed owner of the property condemned.
D claimed to be the owner of the property, and brought a suit against the city for the money, in which suit G was cited for the purpose of having the question decided to whom the property belonged, and judgment was rendered against the city in favor of D.
Afterwards G brought a suit in the circuit court of the United States, and the city pleaded the former judgment in bar.
But as these facts were not given in evidence upon the trial, nor did the judge make any statement of facts found by him, the record presents only the judgment against the city in favor of G, and there is no ground of error upon which this Court can reverse the judgment.
The facts of the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.