U.S. Supreme Court
Goldenberg v. Murphy, 108 U.S. 162 (1883)
Goldenberg v. Murphy
Decided March 26, 1883
108 U.S. 162
When a suit is brought in a state court, the laws of that state will control in interpreting the provision of a federal statute of limitations as to what is the commencement of suit.
Action to recover back duties alleged to have been illegally exacted. The whole question was whether the suit was begun in time, it being conceded that the plaintiffs had a good cause of action if not barred by the statute. The facts appear in the opinion of the Court.