U.S. Supreme Court
Hager v. Swayne, 149 U.S. 242 (1893)
Hager v. Swayne
Submitted April 21, 1893
Decided May 1, 1893
149 U.S. 242
The action which § 3011 Rev.Stat., as amended by the Act of February 27, 1877, 19 Stat. 240, 247, c. 69, authorizes to be brought to recover back an excess of duties paid cannot be maintained by a stranger, suing solely in virtue of a purchase of claims from those who did not see fit to prosecute them themselves. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary
The case is stated in the opinion.