Porter v. White - 127 U.S. 235 (1888)
U.S. Supreme Court
Porter v. White, 127 U.S. 235 (1888)
Porter v. White
Argued April 12, 1888
Decided April 30, 1888
127 U.S. 235
APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
In this case it was held on the facts that the plaintiff in a suit in equity had not established his right to a decree that he is entitled to the one-half of the attorney's fees in an award against Mexico by the joint United States and Mexican commission, which fees had been collected by the defendant.
The plaintiff failed to establish any equitable lien on the award by showing a distinct appropriation of a part of it in his favor or any agreement for his payment out of it.