U.S. Supreme Court
Chapman v. Barney, 129 U.S. 677 (1889)
Chapman v. Barney
Submitted January 8, 1889
Decided March 5, 1889
129 U.S. 677
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Amendments are discretionary with the court below, and are not reviewable by this Court; this rule applies to an amendment substituting a new sole plaintiff for the sole original plaintiff.
When there has been an appearance and no plea, or when, on account of amendments and changes of pleading, the declaration remains without an answer, it is error to call a jury and to enter a verdict unless for assessment of damages merely.