Top Ten Supreme Court Cases on Bankruptcy of All Time (And Four Honorable Mentions) Part II of IV

By M. Jonathan Hayes

Dean v. Davis, 242 U.S. 438 (1917)
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Issue: Did the lower court err when it found that the debtor transferred a lien to his brother-in-law on substantially all of his property with actual intent to delay, hinder or defraud creditors?

Holding: No

Justice Louis Brandeis:

Comments: Stop me if you have heard this one before. Farmer Jones, borrowed $1,600 from his brother . . .

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