U.S. Supreme Court
In re Louisville Underwriters, 134 U.S. 488 (1890)
In re Louisville Underwriters
No. 8, Original
Argued March 10, 1890
Decided March 31, 1890
134 U.S. 488
The provision of the Act of March 3, 1887, c. 373, § 1, 24 Stat. 552, that "no civil suit" shall be brought before a circuit or district court against any person in any other district than that of which he is an inhabitant does not apply to cases in admiralty.
A libel in admiralty in personam may be maintained against a corporation in any district by service there upon an attorney appointed by the corporation, as required by the statutes of the state, to be served with legal process.
This was a petition for a writ of prohibition. The case is stated in the opinion. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary