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TIMMONS V. ELYTON LAND CO., 139 U. S. 378 (1891)

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Timmons v. Elyton Land Co., 139 U.S. 378 (1891)

Timmons v. Elyton Land Company

No. 1325

Submitted March 2, 1891

Decided March 30, 1891

139 U.S. 378

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA.

Syllabus

In this case, the complaint described the defendant as a corporation chartered under the laws of Alabama and doing business in that state, one of the plaintiffs as a "resident" in North Carolina, and two other plaintiffs as "residents" in South Carolina. An amendment added twelve plaintiffs with no averments as to citizenship. As the jurisdiction depended upon citizenship, held that the circuit court was without jurisdiction.

Motion to dismiss or affirm. The case is stated in the opinion.


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