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Morse v. Blood

Supreme Court of Minnesota
71 N.W. 682 (1897)


Facts

Henry Blood, Jr. left a will that granted his entire estate to his wife, Margaret E. Blood (plaintiff). The estate included several parcels of land. The will prevented Margaret from giving or bequeathing “one cent” of the estate to any of her family members or to any of Henry’s family members. Henry’s heirs (defendants) asserted a right to the estate. Margaret brought an action to determine the defendants’ claims. The defendants’ filed an answer asserting their right to the estate, upon Margaret’s violation of the condition in the will. The lower court sustained an objection to the defendants’ answer. The defendants appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Canty, J.)

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