DOYLE V. LONDON GUARANTEE & ACCID. CO., LTD., 204 U. S. 599 (1907)

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Doyle v. London Guarantee & Accid. Co., Ltd., 204 U.S. 599 (1907)

Doyle v. London Guarantee and Accident Company, Limited

No. 155

Argued January 11, 1907

Decided February 25, 1907

204 U.S. 599


An order punishing for contempt made in the progress of the case, when not in the nature of an order in a criminal proceeding, is an interlocutory order, and to be reviewed only upon appeal from a final decree in the case.

The circuit court of appeal has no jurisdiction upon writ of error sued out by defendant from an order of the circuit court adjudging them guilty of contempt in disobeying an order for production of book and papers and also adjudging that they produce same and pay costs within a specified period or that, in default thereof, they pay a fine and be committed.

Bessette v. W. B. Conkey Co., 194 U. S. 324, followed and Matter of Christensen Engineering Co., 194 U. S. 458, distinguished.

Question certified in 134 F.1d 5 answered.

The facts, which involve the jurisdiction of the circuit court of appeals to review orders in contempt, are stated in the opinion.

Page 204 U. S. 601

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