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Civil Procedure Keyed to Field
Harris v. Balk
Citation:198 U.S. 215 (1905).
Harris (Plaintiff) borrowed $180 from Balk (Defendant). In that same year, Jacob Epstein, a Maryland resident, was owed money by Balk. Harris visited Maryland, and while he was in the state, Epstein had issued a writ of attachment against Balk, which attached the debt Harris owed Balk. This writ was served upon Harris. Harris complied with that court order and paid the $180 to Epstein. Balk then commenced an action against Harris for the $180 in North Carolina. Harris sought to have the Maryland judgment and his payment to Epstein of the debt to be validated in the North Carolina court, but the court refused.
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