New Lamp Chimney Company v. Ansonia Brass & Copper Co. - 91 U.S. 656 (1875)
U.S. Supreme Court
New Lamp Chimney Company v. Ansonia Brass & Copper Co., 91 U.S. 656 (1875)
New Lamp Chimney Company v. Ansonia Brass & Copper Company
91 U.S. 656
1. The creditor of a manufacturing corporation which was duly adjudicated a bankrupt, who proved his claim and received a dividend thereon, does not thereby waive his right of action for so much of the claim as remains unpaid.
2. A decree adjudging a corporation bankrupt is in the nature of a decree in rem as respects the status of the corporation, and, if the court rendering it has jurisdiction, can only be assailed by a direct proceeding in a competent court, unless it appears that the decree is void in form or that due notice of the petition was not given.