Doman v. Brogan
Superior Court of Pennsylvania
592 A.2d 104 (1991)
George and Donna Doman (defendants) and Bertha Brogan (plaintiff) owned adjacent lots on which two houses connected to one other sat. The deeds to the lots were both granted by Ada Doman, who divided her single lot. The deeds stated that the lots were to be divided according to a center wall separating the residences. However, the metes and bounds provided in the deed indicated a boundary that was situated in the Domans’ home. If given a literal interpretation, Ms. Brogan would be entitled to portions of the Domans’ bedroom. Ms. Brogan brought suit to have the boundary set at a point that travelled through the Domans’ home. The trial court ruled in favor of the Domans, declaring that the deeds intended the boundary to travel through the center wall that divided the two residences. Ms. Brogan appealed to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Popovich, 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 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.
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 170,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 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.