Recently the Washington Supreme Court considered two cases involving the exchange of goods for a worthless check with a subsequent sale to a bona fide purchaser. In the first case the Court found for the bona fide purchaser while in the later case the original owner prevailed. Fairness to the Court compels the statement that the reason for this surprising reversal was not mere caprice but seemed rather to stem from a little used statute passed in 1854, the construction of which was controlling in each opinion.
James M. Dolliver,
Worthless Check Transactions: Rem. Rev. Stat. 2129, Sections 23 and 24 of the Uniform Sales Act, the Motor Vehicle Registration Act,
27 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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