Brookside Mills v. Railway Express Agency

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Brookside Mills v. Railway Express Agency
Case Date: 
1935
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Child Custody

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
65
Notes / Description: 

REA wanted to collect $741.13 due on a check executed by the Brookside Mills and drawn on the mills' account at the East Tennessee National Bank of Knoxville. Local REA agent John I. Dale had no authority to endorse a check made to his company, so he sent it to the main office in Atlanta where it was deposited. However, the check was not paid by the ETNB because it had suspended operations. Sole question being argued was whether plaintiff presented check for payment with reasonable time.