Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 17,300+ case briefs...

Dietz v. Dietz

Minnesota Supreme Court
70 N.W.2d 281 (1955)


After Mrs. Dietz (plaintiff) lost her husband, her son, Donald Dietz (defendant), took over as her financial advisor. Donald promised to care for Mrs. Dietz for the rest of her life if she bought a certain duplex and arranged for the title to be transferred to her and Donald as joint tenants. Mrs. Dietz bought the duplex, and the parties began living together in the duplex, with Donald caring for Mrs. Dietz. After Donald married Virginia Dietz (defendant), who also moved into the duplex, the relationship among the parties deteriorated. Mrs. Dietz moved out of the duplex. The defendants did not inquire after her and did not continue to support her. Mrs. Dietz brought suit, seeking to recover possession of the duplex. The trial court found a constructive trust and ruled in favor of Mrs. Dietz. Donald appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Dell, C.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 457,000 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 457,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 17,300 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.

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