HEDDEN V. ISELIN, 142 U. S. 676 (1892)

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Hedden v. Iselin, 142 U.S. 676 (1892)

Hedden v. Iselin

No. 144

Argued January 7, 1892

Decided January 26, 1892

142 U.S. 676


In a suit to recover back customs duties paid under protest, where the only question tried was whether, in reappraisement proceedings, the importer was denied rights secured to him by law, held:

(1) It was proper to admit in evidence a protest filed by the importer with the reappraisers, as a paper showing what rights the importer claimed, and especially his claim that the merchant appraiser was not qualified.

(2) A motion to directs verdict for the defendant was properly denied, the court having ruled in accordance with the decision of this Court in Auffmordt v. Hedden, 137 U. S. 310, and having instructed the jury fully and properly, and there being no exception to the charge, and a question proper for the jury.

Page 142 U. S. 677

The case is stated in the opinion.

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