Thompson v. ButlerAnnotate this Case
95 U.S. 694 (1877)
U.S. Supreme Court
Thompson v. Butler, 95 U.S. 694 (1877)
Thompson v. Butler
95 U.S. 694
In a suit in the circuit court where the defendant pleaded neither a setoff nor a counterclaim, the plaintiff remitted so much of a verdict in his favor as was in excess of $5,000 and took judgment for the remainder "in coin." The defendant sued out a writ of error. Held that the amount in controversy, whether payable in coin or any other kind of money, is not sufficient to give this court jurisdiction.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.