Gleason v. Thaw
236 U.S. 558 (1915)

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Gleason v. Thaw, 236 U.S. 558 (1915)

Gleason v. Thaw

No. 143

Submitted January 19, 1915

Decided February 23, 1915

236 U.S. 558

Syllabus

Professional service of an attorney and counselor at law are not property within the meaning of par. 2, § 17 of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898, as amended in 1903, excepting liabilities for obtaining property by false pretenses from the general release of the discharge in bankruptcy.

In view of the well known purpose of the Bankruptcy Act, exceptions to the operation of a discharge thereunder should be confined to those plainly expressed.

196 F. 359 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the construction of the Bankruptcy Act and the effect of a discharge in bankruptcy, are stated in the opinion.

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