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Searle Brothers v. Searle
Supreme Court of Utah
588 P.2d 689 (Utah 1978)
In the divorce case of Edlean Searle and Woodey Searle, the court determined that a piece of property in Woodey’s name was marital property. The court awarded the entire property to Edlean. Subsequently, the business partnership of Woodey and his sons brought an action against Edlean, claiming that the property had been paid for with partnership funds and the partnership thus owned an undivided one-half interest in the property. The court held that issue preclusion barred the action.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ellett, C.J.)
Dissent (Crockett, J.)
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