From our private database of 33,600+ case briefs...
Armington v. Meyer
Rhode Island Supreme Court
236 A.2d 450 (1967)
Simon Wardwell’s will created a trust that would provide annual income to several relatives after Wardwell’s death. This trust also potentially provided annual income to his “employees and acquaintances known to my said trustees to have been loyal to me and my inventions” during Wardwell’s rise to success. Many years after Wardwell died, a dispute arose about whether the trust’s instructions to provide income to the loyal employees and acquaintances was a valid beneficiary designation or whether that provision was void for indefiniteness and uncertainty. At that time, a trustee claimed that he could identify two living former employees who had been loyal to Wardwell during the relevant time period. The dispute ended up before the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Paolino, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 602,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 602,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 33,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.