Williams v. Heard
140 U.S. 529 (1891)

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Williams v. Heard, 140 U.S. 529 (1891)

Williams v. Heard

No. 375

Argued May 1, 1891

Decided May 25, 1891

140 U.S. 529

ERROR TO THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS

Syllabus

When the judgment of a state court is against an assignee in bankruptcy in an action between him and the bankrupt, where the question at issue is whether the matter in controversy passed by the assignment, this Court has jurisdiction in error to review the judgment.

The sum awarded by the Tribunal of Arbitration at Geneva, when paid, constituted a national fund in which no individual claimant had any rights legal or equitable, and which Congress could distribute as it pleased.

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