State v. Demarest
Administrative Proceeding Supreme Court of the United States, Case No. Argued November 20th, 21st, 18

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110 U.S. 400 (1884)

THE STATE, RUCKMAN Prosecutor,
v.
DEMAREST, Collector.

Supreme Court of United States.

Submitted January 10th, 1884.
Decided February 4th, 1884.
IN ERROR TO THE COURT OF ERRORS AND APPEALS OF NEW JERSEY.

Mr. Peter W. Stagg for the mover.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE delivered the opinion of the court.

This is a motion by Cornelius N. Durie, the successor in office of Demarest, the defendant in error, to docket and dismiss a case. From the motion papers it appears that Demarest, as collector of the township, recovered a judgment against the State, Ruckman prosecutor, in the Court of Errors and Appeals *401 of New Jersey, on the 11th of July, 1866, and that Ruckman sued out a writ of error from this court, gave bond and had citation signed, but never docketed the case here. Ruckman died on the 5th of November, 1882, and Demarest in the summer of 1883.

Upon these facts it is clear that the writ of error had become inoperative for want of prosecution long before it abated by the death of the parties. Grigsby v. Purcell, 99 U.S. 505, and cases there cited. The exact date when the writ was sued out is not stated, but if it had been delayed until five years after the judgment, there was no time within ten years before the death of Ruckman that he would have been allowed to docket the case in this court, since that could only be done during the term to which the writ was returnable. It seems to us proper, therefore, to declare the suit abated by the death of the parties, and leave the representatives of those in interest to proceed accordingly. An order to that effect may be entered.

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