West Co. v. Lea,
174 U.S. 590 (1899)

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West Co. v. Lea, 174 U.S. 590 (1899)

West Company v. Lea

No. 755

Submitted May 1, 1899

Decided May 22, 1899

174 U.S. 590


As a deed of general assignment for the benefit of creditors is made by the Bankruptcy Act alone sufficient to justify an adjudication in involuntary bankruptcy against the debtor making such deed, without reference to his solvency at the time of the filing of the petition, the denial of insolvency by way of defense to a petition based upon the making of a deed of general assignment is not warranted by the bankruptcy law.

Page 174 U. S. 591

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