Hilton v. Guyot
United States Supreme Court
159 U.S. 113 (1895)
In a prior action, Guyot (plaintiff), a French citizen, sued Hilton (defendant), a United States citizen, in a French court. The French court entered judgment in favor of Guyot. Thereafter, Guyot brought this action against Hilton upon the French judgment in a circuit court of the United States in New York. The circuit court entered judgment for Guyot without examining the merits of the case. Hilton appealed, arguing that the circuit court should have examined the merits.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Gray, J.)