Carroll v. Lee

712 P.2d 923 (1986)

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Carroll v. Lee

Arizona Supreme Court
712 P.2d 923 (1986)

Facts

Judy Carroll (plaintiff) and Paul Lee (defendant) lived together without being married. Carroll engaged in household chores like cooking and cleaning, and Lee operated an automobile-repair shop that supplied the money used to sustain the couple. Additionally, Carroll and Lee acquired property that was held in both their names. After the relationship ended, Carroll filed suit, seeking to divide the property. The trial court determined that Carroll and Lee had equal ownership of the property held in both their names. The court of appeals reversed, finding that Carroll and Lee did not create an implied contract to share duties. Carroll appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Gordon, J.)

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