State National Bank of Springfield v. Dodge - 124 U.S. 333 (1888)
U.S. Supreme Court
State National Bank of Springfield v. Dodge, 124 U.S. 333 (1888)
State National Bank of Springfield v. Dodge
Submitted January 9, 1888
Decided January 23, 1888
124 U.S. 333
A district court of the United States deposited in a national bank bankruptcy moneys which were entered by the bank to the credit of the court in an account with the court. Each entry of a deposit in the books of the bank and in the deposit book of the court had opposite to it a number consisting of four figures, which the bank understood to indicate a particular case in bankruptcy -- in the present instance, No. 2105. A check was drawn on the bank by the court to pay a dividend in case No. 2105. Payment of it was refused by the bank on the ground that it had no money on deposit to the credit of the court, it having paid out all money deposited by the court. Some of such money deposited with the number 2105 had been paid out by the bank on checks drawn bearing another number than 2105. There was enough money deposited with the number 2105, and not paid out on checks bearing the number 2105, to pay the check in question. In a suit against the bank by the payee in such check to recover the amount of the dividend, held that the bank was not liable.
At law. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.