Crowther v. Mower
Utah Court of Appeals
876 P.2d 876 (1994)
Mr. Crowther (plaintiff) and his wife, Nellie Crowther, owned a parcel of land as joint tenants. To ensure that her son, Mower (defendant), received at least a one-half interest in the property, Mrs. Crowther executed a quitclaim deed and validly conveyed her interest in the parcel to Mower. Mower was instructed that if Mrs. Crowther predeceased her husband, Mower should record the deed immediately. On August 9, 1991, Mrs. Crowther predeceased Mr. Crowther. On August 15, 1991, Mower recorded the deed. Mr. Crowther filed suit to quiet title in the property, arguing that Mower’s failure to record the deed before his mother’s death invalidated the conveyance, and that he acquired Mrs. Crowther’s interest by right of survivorship. The trial court granted summary judgment for Mr. Crowther and denied Mower’s motion for reconsideration.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Davis, 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 724,000 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 724,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 45,600 briefs, keyed to 983 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.