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INSURANCE COMPANY V. BRUNE'S ASSIGNEE, 96 U. S. 588 (1877)

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Insurance Company v. Brune's Assignee, 96 U.S. 588 (1877)

96 U.S. 588

Syllabus

1. The rule at law that the pendency of a former action between the same parties for the same cause is pleadable in abatement to a second action, provided the actions be in courts of the same state, holds in equity.

2. The plea of a former suit pending in equity for the same cause in a foreign jurisdiction will not abate an action at law in a domestic tribunal or authorize an injunction against prosecuting such action.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.


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