Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. S.M. Brandt for petitioner.
Mr. Joseph M. Hurt, Jr., with whom Mr. J. Vaughan Gary was on the brief, for respondent.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the Court.
This is a suit brought by the respondent, trustee in bankruptcy for W.A. Lee, to recover the value of four automobiles seized by the defendant, the petitioner, in circumstances alleged to have made the taking a preference if maintained. The defendant sold the automobiles to the bankrupt by a duly recorded contract of conditional sale. On January 10, 1921, it repossessed itself of the cars by a suit in detinue...
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