Western Union Telegraph Company v. Rogers,
93 U.S. 565 (1876)

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Western Union Telegraph Company v. Rogers, 93 U.S. 565 (1876)

Western Union Telegraph Company v. Rogers

93 U.S. 565


This court has no jurisdiction to review the judgment of a circuit court rendered subsequently to May 1, 1875, unless the matter in dispute exceeds the sum or value of $5,000, exclusive of costs. Interest on the judgment cannot enter into the computation.

The judgment below was as follows:

It is considered and adjudged by the court that said plaintiff, Jonathan Rogers, have and recover of and from said defendant, the Western Union Telegraph Company, the sum of five thousand ($5,000) dollars and the costs of this suit, taxed at two hundred twenty and 33/100 ($220.33) dollars, and that he have execution therefor.

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