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Grand Lodge v. Thomasville Case Brief

Summary of Grand Lodge v. Thomasville 

Facts: Grand Lodge asserted that the tract of land,  as described within the deed, was void for indefiniteness of description.

Issue: Whether the description of the tract of land is void for indefiniteness?

Holding: Yes

Rule: Measurements are to be easily determined using common language and measurements.

Procedure: Trial ct rendered a verdict in favor of City of Thomasville, PL.  Reversed

Ct. Rationale: The description, “About 8 acres, and 20 chains to a stake, and about six acres,”  is indefinite and worthless to the reader.  It would be impossible to locate this land from this description. The description of the tract of land is void for indefiniteness

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