The dissenting and majority opinions of Justices Roberts and Cardozo in the recent case of McCandless v. Furlaud are illustrative of basically divergent conceptions of the status and function of the corporate receiver. In the following examination and evaluation of these conflicting positions, attention will be directed chiefly to those situations involving the problem of promoter's profits. The language and attitude of the courts, however, is typical of that adopted in all cases in which the questions considered arise and the conclusions suggested are of general application.