Civil Procedure Keyed to Subrin
Harris v. Balk
Plaintiff in error owed Defendant in error $180. Both parties resided in North Carolina. Defendant in error owed Jacob Epstein, a resident of Maryland, $300, and when Epstein knew that Plaintiff in error was coming to Baltimore he had him served in a Maryland court. At the conclusion of proceedings in Maryland, Plaintiff in error agreed to pay the $180 directly to Epstein and have his debt with Defendant in error wiped away. However, within two days of returning to North Carolina, Defendant in error brought this claim, arguing that the $180 judgment had no significance in North Carolina because Maryland had no jurisdiction to attach the debt to the Maryland case. The district and Supreme courts of North Carolina held for Defendant in error.
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