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De La Mettrie v. Keane


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United States Supreme Court

272 U.S. 731

De La Mettrie  v.  Keane

 Argued: Dec. 6, 1926. --- Decided: Jan 3, 1927

Citizens of France cannot recover from Alien Property Custodian funds seized by him November 5, 1918, as property of alien enemy, since claim did not arise with reference to property held by Custodian or by Treasurer of United States, in view of Trading with the Enemy Act, § 9(e), as amended June 5, 1920 (Comp. St. § 3115 1/2 e).

Application of debtor's receiver to be made party to suit by third persons to recover from Alien Property Custodian funds seized November 5, 1918, as property of alien enemy held properly denied, in view of Trading with the Enemy Act, § 9(f), as amended June 5, 1920 (Comp. St. § 3115 1/2 e).

Messrs. J. Noble Hayes, of New York City, and Guy H. Johnson and Ralph P. Barnard, both of Washington, D. C., for appellants.

Messrs. W. D. Mitchell, Sol. Gen, of Washington, D. C., Assistant Attorney General Letts, and Dean Hill Stanley, of Washington, D. C., for appellee Alien Property Custodian.

Messrs. Mansfield Ferry, of New York City, Frank Davis, Jr., S. M. Stellwagen, and William J. Neale, all of Washington, D. C., and Frederick Geller, of New York City, for other appellees.

Mr. Justice McREYNOLDS delivered the opinion of the Court.

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