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THE D. R. MARTIN, 91 U. S. 365 (1875)

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The D. R. Martin, 91 U.S. 365 (1875)

The D. R. Martin

91 U.S. 365


Where the libellant recovered in the district court a decree for $600, which, upon appeal by the adverse party, was reversed by the circuit court and the libel dismissed, and the libellant thereupon appealed to this Court, held that, the amount in controversy in the circuit court and here being but $600, the appeal must be dismissed.

This suit was brought by Barney, the libellant, to recover damages for his wrongful eviction from the steamboat D. R. Martin. He demanded in his libel $25,000 damages, but in

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the district court recovered only $500. From this decree the claimant appealed. Barney did not appeal. The circuit court reversed the decree of the district court and dismissed the libel. From this decree of the circuit court Barney appealed to this Court.

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