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Capron v. Van Noorden

United States Supreme Court
6 U.S. (2 Cranch) 126 (1804)


Facts

Capron (plaintiff) sued Van Noorden (defendant) for trespass on the case in federal court. The pleadings alleged that Van Noorden was from Pitt County, but the pleadings contained no allegations regarding Capron's citizenship or place of residence. The court heard the case without determining the parties' citizenship and without otherwise finding that the parties were within the court's jurisdiction and capable of suing and being sued in the court. The court found in favor of Van Noorden. Capron appealed on the grounds that the court did not have jurisdiction over the action.

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