Property Keyed to French
Innes v. Potter
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Warren Potter owned 1370 shares of stock. After he made a will, he indorsed to his daughter Marcia Potter (Defendant) a certificate of 1000 shares of stock. He put the certificate in a sealed envelope with written instructions that it should be delivered to his daughter after his death, and gave the envelope to a business associate. After Warren died in 1914, the envelope was delivered to Defendant. Thereafter Innes (Plaintiff), the administrator of Warren’s will, sued for his estate to regain possession of the stock certificate. The trial court found that Warren had made a valid gift of the stock to Defendant. Plaintiff appealed.
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