Horse Pond Fish & Game Club, Inc. v. Cormier
New Hampshire Supreme Court
581 A.2d 478 (N.H. 1990)
The Horse Pond Fish & Game Club (Club) (plaintiff) was situated on a property subject to a deed that restricted the Club from selling the land unless every one of its members voted in favor of the sale. Due to the increased residential nature of the surrounding area, the Club sought to sell part of the property and move the Club to a different town. To do so, the Club called for a vote of its members. Cormier (defendant) was a member of the Club and was the only member to vote against the move. As a result, the move could not take place because the Club did not have the support of all of its members. The Club, which registered as a charitable corporation, brought suit seeking a declaratory judgment that the restriction in the deed was void as an unreasonable restraint on alienation. The Club filed a motion for summary judgment. The New Hampshire Superior Court granted the Club’s motion. Cormier appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Batchelder, 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 166,000 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.