Seeman v. Philadelphia Warehouse Co.,
274 U.S. 403 (1927)

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Seeman v. Philadelphia Warehouse Co., 274 U.S. 403 (1927)

Seeman v. Philadelphia Warehouse Company


Argued March 8, 1927

Decided May 16, 1927

274 U.S. 403


1. A corporation engaged in lending money or credit may legitimately stipulate for repayment in the state in which it is organized and conducts its business, in accordance with its laws and at the interest rate there allowable, even though the agreement for the loan was entered into in another state where a different law and a lower rate of interest prevail. P. 274 U. S. 407.

2. The bona fides of a written agreement between the parties to a loan for repayment in the the lender is not impeached, nor a waiver established, by proof of other instances in which the repayments under similar agreements between them were made in the borrower's state where the legal interest rate was lower. P. 274 U. S. 409.

7 F.2d 999 affirmed.

Page 274 U. S. 404

Certiorari (269 U.S. 543) to a judgment of the circuit court of appeals which reversed a judgment of the district court recovered by Seeman et al. in an action against the warehouse company for conversion of pledged goods.

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