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LESSEE OF PARRISH V. FERRIS, 67 U. S. 606 (1862)

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Lessee of Parrish v. Ferris, 67 U.S. 2 Black 606 606 (1862)

Lessee of Parrish v. Ferris

67 U.S. (2 Black) 606


1. A controversy, once decided by a competent tribunal, cannot be reexamined by another court of concurrent jurisdiction in a suit between the same parties or their privies.

2. The statute of Ohio authorizes any person in possession of real property to institute a suit against anyone who claims an estate or interest therein adverse to him for the purpose of determining such adverse estate or interest.

3. The judgment of a court in proceedings under this statute determines the merits of the plaintiff's title as well as that of the defendant, and is conclusive whether adverse to one or the other.

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