Briggs v. Pennsylvania R. Co.
Annotate this Case
334 U.S. 304 (1948)
U.S. Supreme Court
Briggs v. Pennsylvania R. Co., 334 U.S. 304 (1948)
Briggs v. Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
Argued March 30, 1948
Decided May 24, 1948
334 U.S. 304
1. In a civil suit in a federal district court, the jury rendered a verdict for plaintiff, but the court dismissed the complaint for lack of jurisdiction. The circuit court of appeals reversed and directed that judgment be entered on the verdict for plaintiff, but its mandate made no provision for interest.
Held: in entering judgment under the mandate, the district court may not add interest from the date of the verdict to the date of judgment. Pp. 334 U. S. 305-307.
2. The rule that an inferior court has no power or authority to deviate from a mandate issued by an appellate court interdicts allowance of interest not provided for in the mandate. P. 334 U. S. 306.
164 F.2d 21 affirmed.
In a suit under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff, but the district court dismissed the complaint for lack of jurisdiction. The circuit court of appeals reversed, 153 F.2d 841, and directed that judgment be entered on the verdict. The district court entered judgment for the amount of the verdict plus interest from the date thereof to the date
of judgment. The circuit court of appeals modified the judgment to exclude the interest. 164 F.2d 21. This Court granted certiorari. 333 U.S. 836. Affirmed, p. 334 U. S. 307.
Disclaimer: Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.