U.S. Supreme Court
Meeks v. Olpherts, 100 U.S. 564 (1879)
Meeks v. Olpherts
100 U.S. 564
1. The statute of California which provides that no action for the recovery of real estate sold by order of a probate court "shall be maintained by any heir or other person claiming under the intestate" unless brought within three years after such sale, applies to the administrator who made the sale as well as to the heirs.
2. When by lapse of time the action is barred against him, it is also barred against them, because the right of possession is, by the law of California, in him, and he represents their interests.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.