Rogers v. Hennepin County,
239 U.S. 621 (1916)

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Rogers v. Hennepin County, 239 U.S. 621 (1916)

Rogers v. Hennepin County

No. 411

Argued December 6, 1915

Decided January 17, 1916

239 U.S. 621


In an action brought by a number of complainants to restrain the collection of a tax separately assessed against each for under forty dollars, the aggregate exceeding the jurisdictional amount, held that the district court did not have jurisdiction, as the amount as to each complainant was the sum charged against him, and demands against all could not be aggregated in order to confer jurisdiction. Wheless v. St. Louis, 180 U. S. 379.

The facts, which involve the method of determining the amount in controversy in order to give jurisdiction to the district court, are stated in the opinion.

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