Conflicts Keyed to Currie
Hilton v. Guyot
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Hilton (Plaintiff) and Libbey (Plaintiff), New York citizens trading in Paris, were sued in France by Guyot (Defendant), the administrator of a French firm, for sums allegedly owed to that firm. The Plaintiffs appeared and litigated the merits in the French proceeding. The French court rendered a judgment against them that was affirmed by a higher court and became final. Defendant then sought to enforce that judgment in federal district court in New York. That court held the judgment enforceable without retrial on the merits. The Plaintiffs then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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