U.S. Supreme Court
Thorp v. Bonnifield, 177 U.S. 15 (1900)
Thorp v. Bonnifield
Argued March 1, 1900
Decided March 19, 1900
177 U.S. 15
When a defendant has, by his own action, reduced the judgment against him by a voluntary settlement and payment below the amount which is necessary in order to give this Court jurisdiction to review it, the real matter in dispute is only the balance still remaining due on the judgment, and the right of review in this Court is taken away.
The Court, being satisfied that the amount in dispute in this case is less than the amount required by statute to give it jurisdiction, orders the writ dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
The statement of case will be found in the opinion of the Court.