Legal Subject: Fraudulent-Bankrupt

Case Date Legal Subject Abstract
Lamont v. His Creditors 1782 Cessio Bonorum, Fraudulent-Bankrupt Pursuer Robert Lamont, who was imprisoned in the Tolbooth of Canongate, brought an action of cessio bonorum (voluntary surrender of goods) against his creditors. The creditors objected on the grounds that Lamont: (1) Improperly fled the country after selling his livestock and carrying off his effects; (2) Fraudulently disposed of produce that had been promised to one of the creditors; (3) Failed to prove his losses; and (4) Failed to account for large sums of money that he inherited.