After taking evidence upon a matter referred to him, a master in chancery closed the proofs, but died before making his report. The district court, after receiving briefs of counsel and hearing argument, made an ultimate finding based on the transcript of evidence. Held, such action by a court which has not seen the witnesses is not in accord with due process. Smith v. Dental Products Co., (C.C.A. 7th, 1948) 168 F. (2d) 516.
J. R. Mackenzie S.Ed.,
COURTS - DUE PROCESS- FINDINGS OF FACT BY COURT ON BASIS OF TRANSCRIPT WHERE MASTER HAS NOT SUBMITTED REPORT,
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