Gould v. Evansville and Crawfordsville Railroad Company
ERROR to the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Indiana.
This was an action brought by the plaintiff in error against the defendant to recover the amount of a judgment rendered by the Supreme Court of the State of New York in favor of the plaintiff's testator against the defendant corporation.
The defendant pleaded in bar a judgment in its favor on demurrer to the declaration, in a suit brought on the same cause of action in the Knox Circuit Court of Indiana.
A demurrer to this plea was overruled: whereupon the plaintiff below replied, alleging material differences between the facts stated in the declaration in this case and those stated in the declaration in the case in the Knox Circuit Court, claiming that the judgment on demurrer to the declaration in the Knox Circuit Court was not a judgment on the merits. To this replication a demurrer was sustained, and the plaintiff below excepted.
The merits of the case are fully stated in the opinion of the court.
The case was argued by Mr. C. Tracy for the plaintiff in error, and by Mr. Asa Iglehart for the defendant in error.
MR. JUSTICE CLIFFORD delivered the opinion of the court.