U.S. Supreme Court
Allis v. Insurance Company, 97 U.S. 144 (1877)
Allis v. Insurance Company
97 U.S. 144
1. Where it can see that no harm resulted to the appellant, this Court will not reverse a decree on account of an immaterial departure from the technical rules of proceeding.
2. The statute of Minnesota declares that, in the foreclosure of a mortgage by a proceeding in court, the debtor, after the confirmation of the sale, shall be allowed twelve months in which to redeem by paying the amount bid at the sale with interest. Where, in a foreclosure suit, a decree, passed by a court of the United States sitting in that state, ordered the master, on making the sale, to deliver to the purchaser a certificate that, unless the mortgaged premises were, within twelve months after the sale, redeemed, by payment of the sum bid, with interest, he would be entitled to a deed, and should be let into possession upon producing the master's deed and a certified copy of the order of the court confirming the report of the sale, held that the decree gave substantial effect to the equity of redemption secured by the statute.