Publication: The New York Times
New York, NY, United States
MR. BROOKFIELD WINS.
JUDGE CULLEN OF THE SUPREME COURT GIVES A VERDICT IN HIS FAVOR.
The motion for an order removing William Brookfield as the receiver of the Bushwick Chemical Company came up before Judge Cullen, in the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, again yesterday and was denied. The charge of the counsel for those creditors who desired the removal was that Mr. Brookfield had been guilty of fraud and collusion with A,M, and Charles H. Kalbfleisch, the real owners of the Bushwick Chemical Company, and that he was unable to account for several thousand dollars of property.
Mr. Brookfield's affidavit recited that payments which he had made were under orders of the court or under the advice of council, and that the allegations or assertions that there had been any collusions or other improper conduct in connection with the management of his trust were absolutely false and without foundation, and that he did not know of the misapplication or misappropriation or improper use of one dollar of the money which had come into his hands as receiver.
The court held that there was nothing to show anything of the kind charged. Furthermore, Judge Cullen ruled, the original order never appointed Mr. Brookfield receiver, but merely gave him power to make a contract, and there was nothing to show that the creditors had suffered the slightest loss.