Judson v. Corcoran - 58 U.S. 612 (1854)
U.S. Supreme Court
Judson v. Corcoran, 58 U.S. 17 How. 612 612 (1854)
Judson v. Corcoran
58 U.S. (17 How.) 612
Where a prior assignee of a claim against Mexico gave no information of the assignment until a subsequent assignee had prosecuted the claim before the commissioners and obtained an award in his favor, the equities of these parties were equal, and the possessor of the legal title ought to retain the fund.
The award was not conclusive amongst the claimants. The decision of a former court upon this point again affirmed.
The cases examined respecting the relative equities of prior and subsequent assignees of a chose in action.
The case is stated in the opinion of the court.