Southern Realty Investment Co. v. Walker
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211 U.S. 603 (1909)
U.S. Supreme Court
Southern Realty Investment Co. v. Walker, 211 U.S. 603 (1909)
Southern Realty Investment Company v. Walker
Argued December 7, 8, 1908
Decided January 4, 1909
211 U.S. 603
A corporation organized by citizens of one state in another state simply for the purpose of bringing suits on causes of action against citizens of the former state in the federal courts where jurisdiction would not otherwise exist is a sham and, under § 5 of the Act of March 3, 1875, c. 137, 18 Stat. 470, a suit brought by such a corporation does not really and substantially involve a dispute within the jurisdiction of the circuit court, and should be dismissed, as soon as such facts have been ascertained.
The facts are stated in the opinion.
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