159 U.S. 113 (1895)
Defendants alleged fraud on the plaintiff's part.
Plaintiffs sued the defendants in a French court under a contract claim.
The defendants alleged fraud on the (Ps) part, and the (Ds) sought an injunction from bringing suit. The court, however, would not admit evidence and entered a directed verdict for plaintiff.
A French appeals court affirmed the judgment.
Defendants sought review in the United States.
- The court stated that comity was reciprocal.
- Because France did not recognize final judgments of the U.S., and would try such judgments anew, judgements given by France would be given the same treatment.
- Therefore, the comity of the United States did not require the court to give conclusive effect to the judgments of the courts of France.
- Defendants could be granted a new trial.
The judgment was reversed and the cause was remanded for a new trial.
Comity was not afforded to foreign judgments when the country did not reciprocate comity.
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