Herbert v. Butler - 97 U.S. 319 (1877)
U.S. Supreme Court
Herbert v. Butler, 97 U.S. 319 (1877)
Herbert v. Butler
97 U.S. 319
1. A paper incorporated in the record, and certified to be a part thereof by the court below, if it has all the requisites of a bill of exceptions, will be considered here as such, although it be otherwise entitled.
2. Where the burden of proof is on the plaintiff, and the evidence submitted to sustain the issue is such that a verdict in his favor would be set aside, the court is not bound to submit the case to the jury, but may direct them to find a verdict for the defendant.
This was an action brought by Herbert for money had and received for his use by Butler. Plea, general issue. The parties were the only witnesses in the case. Judgment for the defendant. Herbert sued out this writ of error.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.