Pennsylvania v. New York
407 U.S. 223 (1972)

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Pennsylvania v. New York, 407 U.S. 223 (1972)

Pennsylvania v. New York

No. 40, Orig.

Decided June 19, 1972

Decree entered June 19, 1972

407 U.S. 223

Opinion reported: Ante p. 407 U. S. 206.

DECREE

It is now Ordered, Adjudged, and Decreed as follows:

1. Each item of property in question in this case as to which a last known address of the person entitled thereto is shown on the books and records of the defendant, Western Union Telegraph Co., is subject to escheat or custodial taking only by the State of that last known address, as shown on the books and records of defendant, Western Union Telegraph Co., to the extent of that State's power under its own laws, to escheat or take custodially.

2. Each item of property in question in this case as to which there is no address of the person entitled thereto shown on the books and records of defendant Western Union Telegraph Co. is subject to escheat or custodial taking only by New York, the State in which Western Union Telegraph Co. was incorporated, to the extent of New York's power under its own laws to escheat or take custodially, subject to the right of any other State to recover such property from New York upon proof that the last known address of the creditor was within that other State's borders.

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