U.S. Supreme Court
Webster v. Buffalo Ins. Co., 110 U.S. 386 (1884)
Webster v. Buffalo Insurance Company
Argued January 24, 1884
Decided February 4, 1884
110 U.S. 386
When the pleadings plainly show that a sum below the jurisdictional amount is in controversy, the court cannot accept a stipulation of the parties that judgment may be entered for a sum in excess of that amount.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court. The question of jurisdiction decided in the case was not raised by the parties, but was suggested by the Court of its own motion during the argument.