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Employers Reinsurance Corporation v. Bryant

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United States Supreme Court

299 U.S. 374

Employers Reinsurance Corporation  v.  Bryant

 Argued: Nov. 20, 1936. --- Decided: Jan 4, 1937

Where service of process against defendant, removing cause to federal court for diversity of citizenship was invalid and defendant declined to appear voluntarily and had no agent on which service could be had within district where suit was pending, federal court was without jurisdiction to proceed with suit.

Messrs. J. P. Adoue, of Houston, Tex., and John D. Watkins, of St. Louis, Mo., for petitioner.

Mr. Justice VAN DEVANTER delivered the opinion of the Court.


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