434. Causes of action vesting in trustee.

434.     Causes of action vesting in trustee.

All rights of action which relate directly to property comprised in the bankrupt's estate1 pass to the trustee2. It is the function of the trustee to get in, realise and distribute the bankrupt's estate3; and, in carrying out that function and in the management of the bankrupt's estate, the trustee is entitled4 to use his discretion5. Where a cause of action arises after the commencement of the bankruptcy6, it constitutes after-acquired property7 of which the bankrupt must give notice to the trustee8