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CENTRAL UNION TRUST CO. V. ANDERSON COUNTY, 268 U. S. 93 (1925)

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Central Union Trust Co. v. Anderson County, 268 U.S. 93 (1925)

Central Union Trust Co. v. Anderson County

No. 178

Argued January 16, 1925

Decided April 13, 1926

268 U.S. 93

Syllabus

1. An ancillary suit may be maintained by the plaintiff in the principal suit against strangers to the record to determine a controversy related to property in the custody of the court and which, in justice to the parties before the court, ought to be determined in the principal suit. P. 268 U. S. 96.

2. A bill brought by a trustee for railway bond holders against the railway, a county, a city, state officials and citizens to enjoin further assertion of claims that the general offices, shops, and roundhouses of the railway must be kept at the city held within the jurisdiction of the district court as ancillary to and dependent on a pending suit brought by the trustee against the railway to foreclose the mortgage. Id.

Reversed.

Appeal from a decree of the district court dismissing a bill for want of jurisdiction.


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