George v. Commercial Credit Corp.
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
440 F.2d 551 (1971)
Dale Wallace Foskett bought a mobile home from Highway Mobile Home Sales, Inc. (HMHS) to install on his land. Foskett signed a ten-year installment contract and gave HMHS a real estate mortgage. The mortgage laid out the metes and bounds of the property. The mobile home served as Foskett’s primary residence. Foskett had wheels removed and never moved the mobile home again after delivery. Foskett did not seek a certificate of title from Wisconsin’s Motor Vehicle Department. The mobile home was mounted on cinder blocks and hooked up to water, sewer, and electrical connections. Foskett was granted a building permit on condition that he build a permanent foundation for the home within a year. Foskett also applied for homeowner’s insurance. HMHS assigned the mortgage to Commercial Credit Corp. (Commercial) (defendant). Foskett entered bankruptcy proceedings, and the trustee, Thomas George (plaintiff) ordered Foskett and his wife to vacate the mobile home. George claimed that the mobile home was a “motor vehicle” and therefore personalty. Commercial’s position was that the mobile home became a fixture and part of the real estate. The bankruptcy referee found for Commercial, and the district court affirmed. George appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Duffy, 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 174,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,000 briefs, keyed to 188 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.