Looney v. Eastern Texas R. Co.,
247 U.S. 214 (1918)

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Looney v. Eastern Texas R. Co., 247 U.S. 214 (1918)

Looney v. Eastern Texas Railroad Company

No. 756

Argued April 1, 17, 1918

Decided May 20, 1918

247 U.S. 214


In a suit by carriers to restrain the attorney general of a state from instituting suits against them for damages and penalties for complying with an order of the Interstate Commerce Commission respecting rates, the district court issued a preliminary injunction (not appealed from) pending further proceedings by the Commission and until final hearing by the court. Held that a further order in the case restraining the defendant from prosecuting a suit of the character complained of which he subsequently began in a state court was in exercise of the power of the district court to protect its existing jurisdiction, and was not appealable under Jud.Code, § 266.

Appeal dismissed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 247 U. S. 215

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