Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 16,400+ case briefs...

Carroll v. Beardon

Supreme Court of Montana
381 P.2d 295 (1963)


On March 15, 1960, Edna Carroll (plaintiff) sold real property to Agnes Beardon (defendant) for $42,000.00. Under the terms of the mortgage, Beardon was to pay $1,000.00 per month from January to June and $2,000.00 per month from July to December. Beardon defaulted after making one payment. In September 1960, Carroll instituted a foreclosure action against Carroll for $41,805.53. In her answer, Beardon argued that the contract was unenforceable, because the transaction was illegal. Beardon alleged that, prior to the sale, Carroll had used the property to run a house of prostitution and that she had sold the property to Beardon knowing that Beardon would continue to use it for that purpose. The trial court ruled in favor of Carroll. Beardon appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Harrison, J.)

Concurrence (Adair, J.)

What to do next…

  1. 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 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. 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. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 373,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,400 briefs, keyed to 223 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.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial