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Board of Liquidation v. Louisville & N. R. Co., 109 U.S. 221 (1883)

Board of Liquidation of City Debt of New Orleans v.

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company

Argued October 18-19, 1883

Decided November 12, 1883

109 U.S. 221


In the absence of fraud, a compromise made between the city authorities of New Orleans and a railroad company respecting a disputed grant of a user of part of the city property known as the Batture for railroad purposes was sustained, as authorized by the laws of Louisiana. Under the statutes of that state, the city authorities had the right to make the compromise at the time it was made, and it remained valid notwithstanding the powers conferred upon the Board of Liquidation of the City Debt of New Orleans by the legislature.

The long record in this case presents no subject of general interest outside of the important special issues involved in the suit. The facts upon which the decision rests are fully set forth in the opinion of the Court.

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