No. 90.

273 U.S. 100 (1927)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 3, 1927.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Messrs. George Rublee and Spencer Gordon for the appellant, submitted.

Solicitor General Mitchell for the United States, was unable to support the reasoning of the Court of Claims, but felt constrained to present the case fully, in deference to the views of that Court.

MR. JUSTICE STONE delivered the opinion of the Court.

Prior to April 11, 1921, the par value of the outstanding capital stock of appellant, an Ohio corporation, was $100 per share. On that date this par value was reduced to $1 a share by appellant's filing a proper certificate of reduction with the Secretary of State, pursuant to the laws of Ohio. No new certificates of stock were issued in place of the old which remained outstanding and stated on their face that...

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