Contracts Keyed to Farnsworth
Seaver v. Ransom
Mrs. Beman was near death and had her husband, Judge Beman, draft a will that, among other things, provided that Judge Beman would receive her house for life with the remainder to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Before her death, Mrs. Beman changed her mind and instead wanted the house to go to the Plaintiff, a niece, after her husband’s death. Mrs. Beman was too weak to wait for the preparation of another will and signed the one already drafted upon the promise from Judge Beman that he would leave the Plaintiff enough in his will to make up the difference. Upon his death, it was discovered that Judge Beman did not change his will for the benefit of the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff subsequently initiated this suit to enforce the promise made by Judge Beman to his wife.
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