Willard v. Wood, 135 U.S. 309 (1890)
U.S. Supreme CourtWillard v. Wood, 135 U.S. 309 (1890)
Willard v. Wood
Argued April 22, 1890
Decided May 5, 1890
135 U.S. 309
ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The question whether the remedy of a mortgagee against a grantee of the mortgagor, to enforce an agreement of such grantee, contained in the deed to him, to pay the mortgage debt is at law or in equity is governed by the lex fori.
In the District of Columbia, a mortgagee can enforce an agreement of the grantee of the mortgagor, contained in the deed to him, to pay the mortgage debt by bill in equity only, although by the law of the place where the land is and where the mortgage and the subsequent deed were made, he might sue the grantee at law.