Texas Pac Ry Co v. Murphy

CourtUnited States Supreme Court
Writing for the CourtWAITE
Citation111 U.S. 488,4 S.Ct. 497
PartiesTEXAS PAC. RY. CO. v. MURPHY
Decision Date21 April 1884

111 U.S. 488
4 S.Ct. 497
TEXAS PAC. RY. CO.
v.
MURPHY.
April 21, 1884.

W. Hallett Phillips and A. H. Garland, for motion.

W. D. Davidge, in opposition.

WAITE, C. J.

The defendant in error moves to dismiss this writ on the ground that it is brought to review an order of the court below refusing a rehearing, and not the final judgment. With this motion he unites another to affirm under section 5, rule 6. If these motions are denied, he asks that the supersedeas may be vacated. The facts are these:

On the twenty-ninth of May, 1883, a judgment was entered by the supreme court of Texas affirming a judgment of the district court of Harrison county. The following entry appears in the record under date of December 21, 1883:

'APPEAL FROM HARRISON.

'The Texas Pacific Railroad Company }

v. }

James Murphy }

'(No. 422. Case 1,111.)

'Opinion of the court delivered by Mr. Justice SLAYTON. Mr. Chief Justice WILLIE not sitting in this cause.

'Motion of the appellant for a rehearing in this cause came on

Page 489

to be heard, and, the same having been considered by the court, it is ordered that the motion be overruled and the rehearing refused; that the appellant, the Texas Pacific Railway Company, pay all the costs of this motion.'

On the third of January, 1884, the chief justice of the state indorsed his allowance on a petition presented to him for a writ of error from this court for a review of the record and proceedings in the suit, properly describing it, 'in which a final judgment was rendered against the Texas & Pacific Railway Company on the twenty-first of December, A. D. 1883.' The writ was issued on the ninth of January, describing the suit and the parties properly, but not giving the date of the judgment. The objection now made is that as the judgment entered on the twenty-first of December was only an order overruling a motion for a rehearing, which is not reviewable here, we have no jurisdiction.

In Brockett v. Brockett, 2 How. 238, it was decided that a petition for rehearing, presented in due season and entertained by the court, prevented the original judgment from taking effect as a final judgment, for the purposes of an appeal or writ of error, until the petition was disposed of. This record does not show in express terms when the motion for a rehearing was made, but it was entertained by the court and decided on its merits. The presumption is, therefore, in the absence of anything to the contrary, that it was...

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  • Maryland Tuna Corporation v. Ms Benares, No. 421
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit)
    • June 2, 1970
    ...518 (1926); Kingman v. Western Manufacturing Co., 170 U.S. 675, 678, 18 S.Ct. 786, 42 L.Ed. 1192 (1898); Texas & P. Ry. Co. v. Murphy, 111 U.S. 488, 489, 4 S.Ct. 497, 28 L.Ed. 492 (1884); Brockett v. Brockett, 43 U.S. (2 How.) 238, 241, 11 L.Ed. 251 (1844). Accord, Pfister v. Northern Illin......
  • Mutual Health & Benefit Ass'n v. Cranford, 31337
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
    • October 15, 1934
    ...Hanson, 13 N.D. 85, 99 N.W. 1085; Brockett v. Brockett, 2 How. 238; Slaughter House cases, 19 L.Ed. 915; Texas-Pacific Ry. Co. v. Murphy, 111 U.S. 488, 28 L.Ed. 492; Memphis v. Brown, 94 U.S. 711, 24 L.Ed. 244. Welch & Cooper, of Laurel, for appellee. The circuit court was correct in dismis......
  • Southland Industries v. Federal Communications Com'n, No. 7018.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (District of Columbia)
    • June 15, 1938
    ...for the purposes of the writ of error or appeal. Brockett v. Brockett, 2 How. 238, 249 11 L.Ed. 251; Texas & Pacific Railway v. Murphy, 111 U.S. 488, 4 S.Ct. 497 28 L.Ed. 492; Memphis v. Brown, 94 U.S. 715 24 L.Ed. 244." Italics Appellant relies upon Luckenbach Steamship Co. v. United State......
  • Denholm & McKay Co. v. Commissioner of Int. Rev., No. 3797.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (1st Circuit)
    • December 14, 1942
    ...v. Brockett, 1844, 2 How. 238, 11 L.Ed. 251; Memphis v. Brown, 1876, 94 U.S. 715, 24 L.Ed. 244; Texas Pacific Ry. Co. v. Murphy, 1884, 111 U.S. 488, 4 S.Ct. 497, 28 L.Ed. 492; Aspen Mining & Smelting Co. v. Billings, 1893, 150 U.S. 31, 14 S.Ct. 4, 37 L.Ed. 986; Northern Pacific R. R. v. Hol......
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33 cases
  • Maryland Tuna Corporation v. Ms Benares, No. 421
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit)
    • June 2, 1970
    ...518 (1926); Kingman v. Western Manufacturing Co., 170 U.S. 675, 678, 18 S.Ct. 786, 42 L.Ed. 1192 (1898); Texas & P. Ry. Co. v. Murphy, 111 U.S. 488, 489, 4 S.Ct. 497, 28 L.Ed. 492 (1884); Brockett v. Brockett, 43 U.S. (2 How.) 238, 241, 11 L.Ed. 251 (1844). Accord, Pfister v. Northern Illin......
  • Mutual Health & Benefit Ass'n v. Cranford, 31337
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
    • October 15, 1934
    ...Hanson, 13 N.D. 85, 99 N.W. 1085; Brockett v. Brockett, 2 How. 238; Slaughter House cases, 19 L.Ed. 915; Texas-Pacific Ry. Co. v. Murphy, 111 U.S. 488, 28 L.Ed. 492; Memphis v. Brown, 94 U.S. 711, 24 L.Ed. 244. Welch & Cooper, of Laurel, for appellee. The circuit court was correct in dismis......
  • Southland Industries v. Federal Communications Com'n, No. 7018.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (District of Columbia)
    • June 15, 1938
    ...for the purposes of the writ of error or appeal. Brockett v. Brockett, 2 How. 238, 249 11 L.Ed. 251; Texas & Pacific Railway v. Murphy, 111 U.S. 488, 4 S.Ct. 497 28 L.Ed. 492; Memphis v. Brown, 94 U.S. 715 24 L.Ed. 244." Italics Appellant relies upon Luckenbach Steamship Co. v. United State......
  • Denholm & McKay Co. v. Commissioner of Int. Rev., No. 3797.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (1st Circuit)
    • December 14, 1942
    ...v. Brockett, 1844, 2 How. 238, 11 L.Ed. 251; Memphis v. Brown, 1876, 94 U.S. 715, 24 L.Ed. 244; Texas Pacific Ry. Co. v. Murphy, 1884, 111 U.S. 488, 4 S.Ct. 497, 28 L.Ed. 492; Aspen Mining & Smelting Co. v. Billings, 1893, 150 U.S. 31, 14 S.Ct. 4, 37 L.Ed. 986; Northern Pacific R. R. v. Hol......
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