A company needed a block of stock offered to it in order to acquire certain patent rights. The finances of the company were insufficient to effect the purchase. The board of directors accepted the offer for the company with the understanding that the directors would acquire the stock individually and turn over to the company the needed patent rights. After bankruptcy, the trustee of the company sued to recover profits realized by the directors from a sale of the stock. Held, the inability of the company to purchase the stock itself does not relieve the directors from liability for profits made in breach of their fiduciary duties. Irving Trust Co. v. Deutsch, (C. C. A. 2nd, 1934) 73 F. (2d) 121, cert. denied (U. S. 1935) 55 Sup. Ct. 405.