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Wabash Railroad Co. v. Tourville, 179 U.S. 322 (1900)

Wabash Railroad Company v. Tourville

No 36

Submitted October 9, 1900

Decided December 3, 1900

179 U.S. 322


The Wabash Railroad Company was a consolidated railroad corporation, separately organized under the laws of Illinois and the laws of Missouri. It became indebted to Tourville, who was in its employ, for a small sum for which he sued it before a justice of the peace of St. Louis. The complicated proceedings which followed are fully set forth in the opinion of this Court. The judgment of the trial court being set aside by the circuit court, this Court holds that the judgment of the circuit court was undoubtedly final, that it completed the litigation, and that it left nothing to the lower court but to enter the judgment which it directed.

The holding by the Supreme Court of Illinois that the judgment was foreign to that state, and therefore not subject to garnishment there, is sustained by the weight of authority.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

Page 179 U. S. 323

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