From our private database of 13,000+ case briefs...
Marshall v. Lockhead
Court of Appeals of Texas
245 S.W.2d 307 (1952)
Marshall (plaintiff) owned certain realty, Lots 6 and 18, but failed to pay taxes on the property. In a prior action for the collection of the delinquent taxes, Marshall was duly cited but did not enter any appearance. As a result, the court entered judgment against Marshall. Pursuant to the court’s judgment, Marshall was divested of title to Lots 6 and 18 and an order of sale was issued for each lot. Both lots were sold. Marshall collected $626.41 from the sale of Lot 6. Lot 18 was sold and conveyed to Lockhead (defendant). Subsequently, Marshall brought this action against Lockhead in a Texas state court to set aside the prior judgment and to recover the title and possession of Lot 18. At trial, the court entered judgment against Marshall. Marshall appealed, arguing that the prior judgment was invalid and void because he was not served with citation and did not enter any appearance in the earlier action.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hale, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 129,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,000 briefs, keyed to 177 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.