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Burr v. Bloomsburg

101 N.J. Eq. 615 (1927)

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Burr v. Bloomsburg

New Jersey Court of Chancery

101 N.J. Eq. 615 (1927)

Facts

Burr (plaintiff) had a diamond ring that had been passed down from Burr’s mother and father. Burr was very emotionally attached to the ring, which had significant sentimental value. Burr loaned this ring to her brother, George Bloomsburg, and obtained a receipt that said the ring would return to the family upon his death. However, George also added a provision to his will stating that the ring should go to his wife, Bloomsburg (defendant), upon his death. After George died, Bloomsburg obtained possession of the ring. Burr filed a lawsuit, seeking an order to require Bloomsburg to return the ring.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Berry, J.)

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