There were few cases of interest in the period under survey. Rone Jewelry Company v. Conley' presented the question of what constitutes "willful and malicious injuries to the property of another" within the meaning of section 17 of the Bankruptcy Act. A debt of this character is not released by a discharge in bankruptcy.
In the instant case the defendant had purchased silverware and a ring from plaintiff under a title retention contract. Defendant then sent the property to his mother in New Jersey. Following a discharge in bankruptcy granted to the purchaser, the seller brought action against the purchaser.
Forrest W. Lacey,
Creditors' Rights and Security Transactions--1959 Tennessee Survey,
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