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WILSON V. KIESEL, 164 U. S. 248 (1896)

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Wilson v. Kiesel, 164 U.S. 248 (1896)

Wilson v. Kiesel

No. 189

Argued and submitted November 3, 1896

Decided November 30, 1896

164 U.S. 248


The complaint in this case sought to compel a number of stockholders in a corporation severally to pay their respective alleged unpaid subscriptions to the capital stock of a corporation, the amounts to be applied in satisfaction of a judgment in plaintiff's favor. Among the stockholders so proceeded against were K., C. and A. As to them, the allegations were that each subscribed for fifty shares of the corporation, of the par value of one hundred dollars each, and that each was liable for five thousand dollars, for which recovery was sought. Held that the amount involved for each subscription did not reach the amount necessary to give this Court jurisdiction; that the subscriptions could not be united for that purpose, and that, even if they could, there having been a cross-bill in the case the judgment upon which must affect rights of parties not before the Court, the Court could not take jurisdiction.

Motion to dismiss.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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