Collins v. Thompson - 63 U.S. 246 (1859)
U.S. Supreme Court
Collins v. Thompson, 63 U.S. 22 How. 246 246 (1859)
Collins v. Thompson
63 U.S. (22 How.) 246
Where the complainant set up in his bill that a deed, power of attorney, and other writings, all which, as alleged, were executed in contemplation of a suit for the recovery of his patrimonial inheritance of which he had been unjustly deprived, were obtained by imposition and fraud, and also that a deed, executed by him in the adjustment of the estate among the parties participating in the litigation to recover it, was obtained by like fraud and imposition, held that upon the pleadings and proofs, the allegations are not sustained; on the contrary, the transactions in both respects referred to were fair, open, and unexceptionable.
This was a bill filed by Collins, to set aside certain agreements upon the ground that he had been imposed upon and deceived by Thompson and the other defendants in error.
The facts are all stated in the opinion of the Court.
The circuit court dismissed the bill, and Collins appealed to this Court.