No. 544.

231 U.S. 513 (1913)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 15, 1913.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Benjamin G. Paskus, with whom Mr. Ralph Wolf, Mr. James N. Rosenberg and Mr. Garrard Glenn were on the brief, for appellant.

Mr. Julius Henry Cohen, with whom Mr. Gerard B. Townsend and Mr. Theodore B. Richter were on the brief, for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the court.

This was a petition by the appellee, Dockendorff, filed in the bankruptcy proceedings against the bankrupt, the Schwab-Kepner Company, to have paid over to him the proceeds of accounts receivable alleged to have been assigned to him by the bankrupt. The defences set up were that the assignment was a preference and that it was made without present consideration with intent...

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