Civil Procedure Keyed to Cound
Des Moines Navigation & R. Co. v. Iowa Homestead Co
Iowa Homestead Co. (Plaintiff) sued Des Moines Navigation & R. Co. (Defendant) in Iowa state court. Plaintiff and Defendant had been in a previous lawsuit that started in state court but was later removed to federal court. The previous case had been removed to federal court by residents of the state of New York. The case was appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States and finally disposed on the merits in favor of Defendant. Plaintiff argues that because Plaintiff and Defendant were both Iowa corporations and consequently citizens of the same state, the federal court had no jurisdiction to render judgment in the previous action that would bind Plaintiff. The Supreme Court of Iowa agreed and Defendant appealed from that decision.
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