Leeds v. Marine Insurance Company of Alexandria, 15 U.S. 380 (1817)
U.S. Supreme CourtLeeds v. Marine Insurance Company of Alexandria, 15 U.S. 2 Wheat. 380 380 (1817)
Leeds v. Marine Insurance Company of Alexandria
15 U.S. (2 Wheat.) 380
The answer of one defendant to a bill in chancery cannot be used as evidence against his co-defendant, and the answer of an agent is not evidence against his principal nor are his admissions in pais, unless where they are a part of the res gesta.
Where a cause is set down for hearing on the bill, answer and exhibits, without other pleadings, the whole of the answer must be considered as true.