Ademption by Extinction: Smiting Lord Thurlow’s Ghost

dc.creatorPaulus, John C.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T18:47:48Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T18:47:48Z
dc.date.issued1971
dc.description.abstractCompares two theories of interpretation of a testamentary gift. The identity doctrine, articulated by Lord Thurlow in 1786 and still the majority rule, dictates that an identified asset that is not held by the testator at time of death adeems. The intent doctrine, a modern approach promulgated by some in the legal community, would look to the testator’s intent by means of extra-will evidence. This article identifies means of escaping the harsh identity rule, the court’s adherence to Thurlow’s doctrine and willingness to deviate when other means of escape are unavailable, and relevant legislation along with the author’s suggestion on how to construe such extinction problems. The author suggests the identity theory be relaxed from a strict construction to a rebuttable presumption, allowing extra-will indicia of the testator’s intent to prevent ademption by extinction.en_US
dc.identifier.citation2 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 195en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/74554
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTexas Tech Law Reviewen_US
dc.subjectAdemptionen_US
dc.subjectAdemption by extinctionen_US
dc.subjectIntent doctrineen_US
dc.subjectIdentity doctrineen_US
dc.subjectThurlow’s doctrineen_US
dc.subjectTestamentary giften_US
dc.titleAdemption by Extinction: Smiting Lord Thurlow’s Ghosten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
32_2TexTechLRev195(1970-1971).pdf
Size:
2.24 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:

License bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.57 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: