Humphrey v. Tatman - 198 U.S. 91 (1905)


U.S. Supreme Court

Humphrey v. Tatman, 198 U.S. 91 (1905)

Humphrey v. Tatman

No. 169

Argued March 7, 1905

Decided April 17, 1905

198 U.S. 91

Syllabus

Whether the taking possession of after-acquired property within four months of the filing of the petition in bankruptcy, under a mortgage made in good faith prior to that period, is good or is void as against the trustee in bankruptcy depends upon whether it is good or void according to the law of the state. Thompson v. Fairbanks, 196 U. S. 516. Held that such a taking is under the circumstances of this case good according to the law of Massachusetts as construed by its Supreme Judicial Court.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

Page 198 U. S. 92



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