Property Law Keyed to Singer
Shelley v. Kraemer
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A group of property owners entered into an agreement which restricted the sale of land to whites only. Forty-seven parcels of land, out of fifty in the area, were involved in the agreement. Shelley (Petitioner) bought one of the parcels but did not know of the restrictive agreement at the time of the purchase. The owners of other property subject to the restrictive covenant (Respondents) brought suit to prevent Petitioner from taking the property.
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