Supreme Court of Washington
874 P.2d 154 (1994)
Theodore P. Phillips and Charles and Christina Nyhus (Nyhus) (plaintiffs) entered an agreement to purchase real estate together as joint tenants. On November 18, 1988, Phillips purchased the property and, on July 24, 1989, executed a quitclaim deed explicitly creating a joint tenancy between Philips and Nyhus. On July 19, 1990, Phillips and Nyhus entered an earnest money agreement with a third party to sell the property. Phillips passed away on July 28, 1990. Nyhus brought this action against the estate of Phillips (Phillips) (defendant) in order to declare their entitlement to the entire proceeds of the sale. The superior court commissioner entered summary judgment in favor of Nyhus and denied Phillips’ motion for revision of the decision.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Smith, 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 220,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 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.