In this case, Chase Bank sued the city of Indianapolis under a deed of trust securing the issue of bonds. Through several transactions the city of Indianapolis had become responsible for paying the payments due on the bonds to Chase Bank. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme court found that the lease was not enforceable against the city. Justice Jackson dissented along with the chief justice, Justices Roberts and Justice Reed on the basis that the court improperly found jurisdiction for the case by combining claims in such a way as to be harmful to the claims of an interested party.