Jones v. Van Doren
130 U.S. 684 (1889)

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Jones v. Van Doren, 130 U.S. 684 (1889)

Jones v. Van Doren

No. 202

Argued March 14, 1889

Decided May 13, 1889

130 U.S. 684

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA

Syllabus

A bill in equity by a widow to obtain her right of dower, alleging that she conveyed it to one of the defendants upon an express trust for her, and he conveyed to the other defendants with notice of the trust, may be allowed to be amended by alleging that she was induced to make her conveyance by his fraudulent misrepresentations as to the nature of the instrument.

Upon a bill in equity by a widow against one who has obtained from her by fraud a conveyance of her right of dower, and another who, with notice of the fraud, has taken a mortgage from him and has foreclosed the mortgage by sale of all the land, part to the mortgagee and part to a purchaser in good faith, and praying for an account, a redemption of the mortgage, and a reconveyance of the land still held by the mortgagee,

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and for general relief, dower may be decreed and damages if necessary to give full indemnity.

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