U.S. Supreme Court
West Co. v. Lea, 174 U.S. 590 (1899)
West Company v. Lea
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. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary
The statement of the case will be found in the opinion of the Court.