The Supreme Court held in Horn, p. 650, that "where the parties agree that in the event of default the creditor 'may declare' acceleration 'without notice' to the debtor . . . notice of the declaration of acceleration need not be communicated to the debtor."
We do not find this ruling to be in conflict with our previous decision in this case, in which we held that a creditor who "has given the debtor the reasonable impression that late payments will be accepted or that an arrearage need not be paid immediately . . . may be estopped to engage in self-help repossession until he has given notice, demanded payment or otherwise indicated to the debtor that he is considered to be in default." This holding was based not on the language of the contract, which was drafted as a lease agreement and did not contain an "acceleration clause," but on principles of public policy similar to those set forth by the courts of other states which have considered the issue.
Jones & Barnwell, Taylor W. Jones, C. Cyrus Malone, for appellees.