161 F. 776 (S.D.N.Y. 1908), Adams v. Western Maryland R. Co.
|Citation:||161 F. 776|
|Party Name:||ADAMS v. WESTERN MARYLAND R. CO. BUSH v. ADAMS.|
|Case Date:||May 18, 1908|
|Court:||United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit|
Bangs & Van Sinderen, for plaintiff.
Pierce & Greer, for defendant.
WARD, Circuit Judge.
The complainant, as receiver of the Western Maryland Railway Company, moves for a preliminary injunction restraining the prosecution of an action at law against that company in this court to recover a balance of $916,000 claimed to be due on 40 notes of the company, of $75,000 each, secured, respectively, by 100 bonds, of $1,000 each, after crediting the proceeds of the sale of the bonds, until the validity of the sale is determined in this court. Each collateral note authorizes the holder, in the case of the insolvency of the maker, 'to sell the whole or any part thereof at any brokers' board or at public or private sale, at the option of the holder thereof, * * * and without notice of intention to sell, or of the time or place of sale, and without demand of payment of this note,' and the holder was given the right to purchase at the sale 'absolutely free from any claim' of the maker.
The insolvency of the maker is proved by the appointment of the receiver March 16, 1908. The plaintiff notified the company March 10, 1908, that he would sell the collateral on March 11th at 12:30 p.m. The sale, 'for account of whom it may concern, of $4,000,000 Western Maryland Railroad Company's first mortgage 4 per cent. bonds, due 1952,' was advertised in the New York Times on the morning of March 11th and by distribution of the auctioneer's handbills among brokers on the morning of the same date. The bonds were offered with the announcement that one block of 100 bonds would be sold, with the privilege to the purchaser to take the entire $4,000,000 at the same...
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