IOWA LAND & TRUST CO. v. INDIAN LAND & TRUST CO.

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IOWA LAND & TRUST CO. v. INDIAN LAND & TRUST CO.
1911 OK 269
116 P. 769
29 Okla. 308
Case Number: 977
Decided: 07/11/1911
Supreme Court of Oklahoma

IOWA LAND & TRUST CO.
v.
INDIAN LAND & TRUST CO. et al.

Syllabus

¶0 EJECTMENT--New Trial as of Right--Effect of Statehood. Under the laws in force in the Indian Territory at the time of the erection of the state, the losing party in an ejectment suit was not entitled as a matter of right to a second trial.
(a) As to ejectment actions pending in the United States courts in the Indian Territory at the time of the admission of the state, and afterwards transferred to and finally determined in a state district court, the losing party as a matter of right was not entitled to a second trial.

Error from District Court, Muskogee County; J. H. King, Judge.

Action between the Iowa Land & Trust Company and the Indian Land & Trust Company and others. From the judgment, the Iowa Land & Trust Company brings error. Reversed and remanded.

C. L. Thomas and Edgar A. De Meules, for plaintiff in error
West, Mellette & Jones and William B. Moore, for defendants in error

WILLIAMS, J.

¶1 The question essential to be determined in this case is as to whether, in ejectment actions pending in the United States courts in the Indian Territory at the time of the erection of the state and afterwards transferred and tried in a state district court, the losing party as a matter of right is entitled to a second trial. In Runyan v. Fisher, 28 Okla. 450, 114 P. 717, it was held by this court that:

"Under the laws in force in the Indian Territory at the time of the erection of the state, the losing party in an ejectment suit was not entitled as a matter of right to a second trial. (a) As to pending ejectment actions, afterwards finally determined in the state district courts, the losing party as a matter of right was not entitled to a second trial."

See, also, Blanchard & Co. v. Ezell, 25 Okla. 434, 106 P. 960; Pacific Mutual Ins. Co. v. Adams, 27 Okla. 496, 112 P. 1026; Gwinnup et al. v. Griffins et al., 26 Okla. 866, 113 P. 909; Freeman v. Eldridge, 26 Okla. 601, 110 P. 1057; Armstrong, Byrd & Co. v. Phillips, 28 Okla. 808, 115 P. 870.

¶2 The judgment of the lower court is reversed and remanded, with instructions to proceed in accordance with this opinion.

¶3 All the Justices concur.