Nos. 2955, 2956, 2973.

44 F.2d 476 (1930)

SCHOENHEIT et al. v. LUCAS, Commissioner of Internal Revenue (three cases).

Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

October 21, 1930.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Julius C. Martin, of Asheville, N. C., for petitioners.

Andrew D. Sharpe, Sp. Asst. to Atty. Gen. (G. A. Youngquist, Asst. Atty. Gen., J. Louis Monarch and Sewall Key, Sp. Assts. to Atty. Gen., and C. M. Charest, Gen. Counsel, and De Witt M. Evans, Sp. Atty., Bureau of Internal Revenue, both of Washington, D. C., on the brief), for respondent.

Before PARKER, Circuit Judge, and GRONER and SOPER, District Judges.

SOPER, District Judge.

This group of three cases may be most conveniently considered in a single opinion because all of them relate to the legal effect of certain transactions of Karl Von Ruck, late of Asheville, N. C., deceased, during the closing years of his life. Federal income taxes for the years 1919, 1920, and 1921, and the federal estate tax which became payable by reason of his death on November 5, 1922, are involved.

The first case, No. 2955, concerns...


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