Atchafalaya Land Co., Ltd. v. Williams Cypress Co., Ltd.,
258 U.S. 190 (1922)

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Atchafalaya Land Co., Ltd. v. Williams Cypress Co., Ltd., 258 U.S. 190 (1922)

Atchafalaya Land Company, Limited v.

F. B. Williams Cypress Company, Limited

No. 106

Argued March 3, 1922

Decided March 13, 1922

258 U.S. 190


A statute limiting the time within which actions may be brought to annul state patents for land and which, applied to a given case,

Page 258 U. S. 191

prevents a senior grantee or contractee from asserting his rights, accrued before the passage of the statute, against junior patentee of the same land, does not deprive him of property without due process or impair the obligation of his contract if it allows a reasonable time after its enactment within which his suit may be begun. P. 258 U. S. 197.

146 La. 1047 affirmed.

Error to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Louisiana reversing a judgment in favor of the present plaintiffs in error in a suit to have the Land Company's title adjudged superior and the Cypress Company's patents annulled.

Page 258 U. S. 192

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