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Sawada v. Endo
Citation:561 P.2d 1291 (1977).
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Masako Sawada & Helen Sawada (the plaintiffs) were injured when Kokichi Endo hit them with his car. The plaintiffs filed suit against Endo for damages. Shortly thereafter, Endo conveyed property held by him and his wife in tenancy by the entirety to Samuel H. Endo & Toru Endo (the defendants). The defendants did not pay any consideration, and Endo and his wife continued to live on the property even though they did not reserve a life estate in the deed. The plaintiffs were awarded damages in their lawsuits against Endo, and soon after, Endo’s wife died. After failing to recover their judgments against Endo, the plaintiffs filed this lawsuit to set aside the property conveyance from Endo and his wife to the defendants.
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