Lodge v. Twell
135 U.S. 232 (1890)

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Lodge v. Twell, 135 U.S. 232 (1890)

Lodge v. Twell

No. 284

Submitted April 18, 1890

Decided April 28, 1890

135 U.S. 232

APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE TERRITORY OF MONTANA

Syllabus

A decree in equity setting aside a conveyance of personalty and of real estate as fraudulently made to hinder, delay and defraud the plaintiff, and appointing a receiver of all the property of both classes, and ordering a sale of all that remained, and an accounting by the defendants of so much of the personalty as they had parted with and of the proceeds thereof, and the payment of arrears of alimony due the plaintiff from the proceeds of the sale, and further ordering that the receiver should hold the balance subject to the order of the court as to alimony subsequently to accrue, is not a final decree from which an appeal can be taken, inasmuch as there still remains to be determined what personal property had been parted with, and what was its value and the amount of the proceeds to be accounted for.

Amanda Twell brought her action in equity in the district court, Second Judicial District, Deer Lodge County, Montana Territory, against Richard Twell, Joseph Lodge and Samuel Beaumont, to set aside certain transfers of property by Twell to Lodge and Beaumont on the ground that they were made with intent to defraud the appellee in the matter of alimony awarded her by a decree of divorce, and to have the property applied to the payment of such alimony. The divorce decree was entered December 17, 1883, and adjudged that defendant Twell pay to complainant, during her natural life or until further order of the court, the sum of $50 per month, and that he give security therefor.

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