First National Bank vs. Hemingray

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Central Law Journal

St. Louis, MO, United States
vol. 6, no. 2, p. 39, col. 1-2




~~December Term, 1877 Filed December 11, 1877.


                                         HON. JOHN WELCH, Chief Justice.

                                         " WILLIAM WHITE,

                                         " WILLIAM J. GILMORE, }Associate Justices.

                                         " GEORGE W. McILVAINE,

                                         " W. W. BOYNTON,

LEX LOCI SET-OFF. 1. The right of set-off in an action is governed by the law of the place where the action is brought. 2. In an action brought in Ohio by the indorsee against the maker of a promissory note payable to order, executed in Kentucky, and indorsed before due, the maker can not get-off a debt due to him from the payee, notwithstanding the Kentucky statute, which declares such notes "assignable so as to vest the right of action in the assignee," but provides that such assignment shall not "impair the right to any . . . off-set the defendant has or might have used against the payee." Opinion by Welch, C. J. First Nat. Bank of Cincinnati v. Hemingray.


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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 30, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;