National Bank v. Case
APPEAL from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Louisiana.
This is a bill brought by Frank F. Case, receiver of the Crescent City National Bank of New Orleans, against the stockholders of that institution, to pay him seventy per cent of the par value of the stock owned by them severally at the time when their respective liabilities were fixed by its insolvency, without regard to any pretended transfers of such stock as they may have attempted to make after the insolvency occurred. As to some of the defendants the bill was dismissed; as to others, a decree was rendered conformably to the prayer of the bill, and a writ of execution awarded against them and their property to enforce the payment of the sums adjudged to be due by them respectively. Among the defendants against whom the decree was rendered was the Germania National Bank of New Orleans, Alcus, Scherck, & Autey, The Crescent Mutual Insurance Company, and Benjamin J. West. They thereupon appealed here.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.
The case was argued by Mr. Thomas J. Durant for the appellants, and by Mr. Charles Case for the appellee.
MR. JUSTICE STRONG delivered the opinion of the court.