Search Supreme Court Cases

CREDIT CO., LTD. V. ARKANSAS CENTRAL RY. CO., 128 U. S. 258 (1888)

U.S. Supreme Court

Credit Co., Ltd. v. Arkansas Central Ry. Co., 128 U.S. 258 (1888)

Credit Co., Limited v. Arkansas Central Railway Company

No. 69

Argued November 5, 1888

Decided November 19, 1888

128 U.S. 258


An appeal from a decree of a circuit court is not "taken" until it is in some way presented to the court which made the decree appealed from so as to put an end to its jurisdiction over the cause.

An appeal taken in open court will not avail unless the appeal is duly prosecuted.

When the time for taking an appeal has expired, it cannot be arrested or called back by a simple order of court, such as entering an order nunc pro tunc.

This cause was argued at length on its merits when it was reached upon the docket. The point on which the cause was decided was called to counsel's attention by the Court and is stated in the opinion.

Powered by Justia US Supreme Court Center: CREDIT CO., LTD. V. ARKANSAS CENTRAL RY. CO., 128 U. S. 258 (1888)

Official Supreme Court caselaw is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia caselaw is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.