Richardson v. Fajardo Sugar Co.,
241 U.S. 44 (1916)

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Richardson v. Fajardo Sugar Co., 241 U.S. 44 (1916)

Richardson v. Fajardo Sugar Company

No. 280

Argued March 13, 14, 1916

Decided April 17, 1916

241 U.S. 44


In an action in the United States District Court of Porto Rico

against the Treasurer of Porto Rico, the Attorney General of Porto Rico having appeared, made full answer to the original complaint, stipulated for a day of trial, and also answered an amended and a supplemental complaint, held that, even though the government of Porto Rico has sovereign attributes and has only consented to be sued in its own courts (Porto Rico v. Rosaly, 227 U. S. 270), the solemn appearance of, and the taking of other steps by, the Attorney General, amounted to a consent, in this case, to be sued in the United States court, and thereafter the government could not deny the jurisdiction. Gunter v. Atlantic Line, 200 U. S. 273.

6 Porto Rico F.Rep. 224 affirmed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

Page 241 U. S. 46

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