Oregon Supreme Court
273 P.2d 460 (1975)
In 1965, Margaret Adamson (plaintiff) and Brian Adamson, as husband and wife, and Brian’s mother Inez Adamson (defendant) were the named buyers of a house. In June 1972, Margaret and Brian transferred their interest as husband and wife to Brian’s father Joel Adamson (defendant). A few months later, Margaret petitioned for divorce, and in October 1973, Inez transferred her interest to Joel. The divorce decree awarded Margaret all of Brian’s interest in the subject property. This suit was initiated to review the equitable distribution of the property as between Margaret and Joel. The trial court first held that the 1972 conveyance to Joel was void because it was obtained through duress and coercion. The trial court ruled that Margaret owned two-thirds and Joel owned one-third of the equitable interest and ordered accounting and sale of the parties' interests. Joel appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bryson, J.)
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