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Henkle v. Henkle

Ohio Court of Appeals
600 N.E.2d 791 (1991)


Facts

Clarriette Henkle (plaintiff) conveyed her farm to her grandson, John Henkle, as a gift. Clarriette intended that John would convey the home sites on the farm to his brothers so that the farm would stay in the Henkle family. In the months following the gift, John did not convey the home sites to his brothers, but Clarriette did not object, because the brothers stated that they did not want the property. John died intestate, survived by his wife, Annette Henkle, and his son, Jacob Henkle (defendants). Clarriette sued Annette and Jacob, seeking to vacate the gift to John. The court denied Clarriette’s request. Clarriette appealed, seeking imposition of a constructive trust, among other claims.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Koehler, J.)

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