Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo, S.A. v. Alliance Bond Fund, Inc. Brief

September 13, 2009

Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo, S.A. v. Alliance Bond Fund, Inc. et al. Supreme Court of the United States, 1999. 527 U.S. 308, 119 S.Ct. 1961, 144 l.Ed.2d 319 Facts: Petitioner Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo, S. A. (GMD) is a Mexican holding company. In 1994, GMD issued $250 million, which ranked equally with all of GMD’s […]

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In re Covert Brief (2001)

September 7, 2009

In re Covert Court of Appeals of New York, 2001 97 N.Y.2d 68, 761 N.E.2d 571, 735 N.Y.S.2d 879 Facts: Edward Covert killed his wife Kathleen, then killed himself. Previously Edward and Kathleen had executed a joint will which designated that when one spouse died, the surviving souse would receive all joint assets. Upon death […]

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Firma Et Stabilis In Perpetuum Teneatur

September 7, 2009

Firma et stabilis in perpetuum teneatur: A court’s final judgment that a partition of land should remain firm and stable forever.

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Quod Partitio Fiat

September 7, 2009

Quod partitio fiat: The judgment of a court that a partition of land should be made. Sometimes misspelled as: quod partio fiat.

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J.R. v. M.P. Brief (1459)

September 6, 2009

J.R. v. M.P. Court of Common Pleas, 1459 Yearbook, 37 Henry 6, 13, pl. 3 Facts: Defendant purchased certain debts from J.R. (P). The obligations were choses in action,1 which were only collectable by the plaintiff, and therefore worthless the defendant. Defendant obtained an injunction against the plaintiff requiring him to either surrender their obligation […]

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Rylands v. Fletcher Brief (1868)

September 2, 2009

Rylands v. Fletcher In the Exchequer, England (1868) Facts: Defendant constructed a reservoir to supply water for his mill. Defendant employed independent contractors and engineers to excavate and build the reservoir. While excavating, the defendant’s contractors found several old mine shafts which had been filled with soil. The shafts were actually connected to the plaintiff’s […]

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Jacque v. Steenberg Homes, Inc. (1997) Brief

September 2, 2009

Jacque v. Steenberg Homes, Inc. 563 N.W.2d 154 (WI 1997) Facts: Steenberg (D) sought permission from Jacque (P) to cross his land to deliver a trailer. Defendant would have otherwise had to move the trailer via a more difficult section of road and use special equipment to negotiate the curves. Plaintiff denied permission, and defendant […]

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Mill Street Church of Christ v. Hogan (1990) Brief

August 28, 2009

Mill Street Church of Christ v. Hogan 785 S.W.2d 263 (Ky.App. 1990) Facts: The church hired Hogan to paint the church, and Hogan started, but then decided that it was more than he wanted to handle. He told an elder of the church that he would need some help. The elder suggested a man, but […]

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Gay Jenson Farms v. Cargill (1981) Brief

August 28, 2009

Gay Jenson Farms v. Cargill 309 N.W.2d 285, 290 (Minn. 1981) Facts: The plaintiffs were farmers that sold grain crops and extended credit to Warren, a local grain elevator grain operator. Cargill was an international grain dealer. According to Cargill, Warren bought grain from farmers and sold it to Cargill. According to the plaintiffs, Warren […]

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MJ & Partners v. Zadikoff, 10 F.Supp.2d 922 (N.D. Ill. 1998)

August 28, 2009

MJ & Partners v. Zadikoff 10 F.Supp.2d 922 (N.D. Ill. 1998) Facts: Jump 23 Food was a signatory to a restaurant license agreement. The agreement grants Jump 23 Food the right to use Michael Jordan’s name, likeness, voice, and persona; subject to terms and conditions. The restaurant license agreement further states that Jump will not […]

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