UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
July 6, 1942
NEW YORK CREDIT MEN'S ASS'N
Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
Before L. HAND, AUGUSTUS N. HAND, and CLARK, Circuit Judges.
The order below was clearly right and the execuse given was trivial, but the statute requires the cost of the goods to be stated "as of the date of his bankruptcy." The order does not read exactly in that form and for that reason the second paragraph will be amended to read as follows: "Ordered that Silver Jax Dress Corp., the bankrupt, by Louis H. Silberkleit, its president, prepare, verify and file in the office of the Referee herien, in duplicate, a detailed inventory showing the cost to it of its merchandise consisting of ladies' dresses, and the cost to it of the materials and labor entered into the garments made out of such materials, by such labor, item by item, and the quantity of garments on hand, all as of the 13th day of September, 1940, the date of bankruptcy." It is true that this is in result no different from the order as entered, for no goods could have been purchased after the date of the assignment, July 17, 1940, and the cost of those then on hand was of course already determined. Nevertheless, the order should conform with the letter of the statute.
Order modified as aforesaid and, as modified, affirmed.
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