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Williams v. Walker-Thomas Furniture Co.
Citation:350 F.2d 445.
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Between 1957 and 1962, the appellants purchased household goods from the appellee. The purchases were payed for via an installment plan with appellee. The payment contract provided that title to items sold would remain in appellee until all payments were made, and in the event of default appellee could repossess the items. Moreover, the contract provided that it would keep a balance due on all items purchased from appellee until the total balance owed to appellee was paid in full. Therefore, each subsequent contract was secured by prior purchases. On May 12, 1962, appellant Thorne purchased various pieces of furniture for $391.10. However, he defaulted on his payments a short time thereafter and appellee sought to repossess all items purchased since 1958. On April 17, 1962, appellant Williams bought a stereo for $514.95, but soon defaulted and appellee sought to repossess all items purchased since 1957.
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