Lessee of Parrish v. Ferris - 67 U.S. 606 (1862)
U.S. Supreme Court
Lessee of Parrish v. Ferris, 67 U.S. 2 Black 606 606 (1862)
Lessee of Parrish v. Ferris
67 U.S. (2 Black) 606
1. A controversy, once decided by a competent tribunal, cannot be reexamined by another court of concurrent jurisdiction in a suit between the same parties or their privies.
2. The statute of Ohio authorizes any person in possession of real property to institute a suit against anyone who claims an estate or interest therein adverse to him for the purpose of determining such adverse estate or interest.
3. The judgment of a court in proceedings under this statute determines the merits of the plaintiff's title as well as that of the defendant, and is conclusive whether adverse to one or the other.