Peugh v. Porter - 112 U.S. 737 (1885)
U.S. Supreme Court
Peugh v. Porter, 112 U.S. 737 (1885)
Peugh v. Porter
Argued December 17, 1884
Decided January 6, 1885
112 U.S. 737
An instrument by which A, as attorney in fact by substitution, for good consideration, assigns to B an interest in claims to be established against a foreign government in a mixed commission is valid in equity although made before the establishment of the claim and creation of the fund, and may work a distinct appropriation of the fund in B's favor to the extent of the assignment within the rule laid down in Wright v. Ellison, 1 Wall. 16.
This was an appeal from a decree in a suit in equity in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. The facts which make the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.