Reid v. Horne

187 So. 2d 316 (1966)

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Reid v. Horne

Mississippi Supreme Court
187 So. 2d 316 (1966)

Facts

W.H. and Quinn Horne (plaintiffs) owned a tract of land that was bounded on one side by property belonging to John and Juanita Reid (defendants). For some time, the Reids permitted the Hornes to travel across the Reid property, but the Reids eventually revoked this permission. The Hornes brought suit, alleging that they had an irrevocable license—a grant of permission to use another’s property that could not be revoked by the grantor—to travel across the Reid property.. However, there was no written proof of the irrevocable license alleged by the Hornes. The trial court ruled in favor of the Hornes. The Reids appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Smith, J.)

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