Underwood v. Metropolitan Nat'l Bank - 144 U.S. 669 (1892)
U.S. Supreme Court
Underwood v. Metropolitan Nat'l Bank, 144 U.S. 669 (1892)
Underwood v. Metropolitan National Bank
Argued and submitted April 4, 1892
Decided April 25, 1892
144 U.S. 669
M. gave to a bank a mortgage on land owned by him to secure paper which the bank might discount. Among the paper so discounted was a note made by J., which M. had discounted, and which J. paid to the bank. The note had been given for a certificate of deposit which J. afterwards endorsed, and subsequently paid. J. claimed subrogation under the mortgage to the rights of the bank as respected the certificate of deposit. Held that the claim could not be allowed; that the payment of the note to the bank by J. discharged the mortgage, so far as it was a security for the note, and that the certificate of deposit was not secured by the mortgage.
The case is stated in the opinion.