Confirm favorite deletion?
Property Keyed to Sprankling
Slone v. Calhoun
Citation:386 S.W.3d 745 (2012).
Only StudyBuddy Pro offers the complete Case Brief Anatomy*
Access the most important case brief elements for optimal case understanding.
*Case Brief Anatomy includes: Brief Prologue, Complete Case Brief, Brief Epilogue
- The Brief Prologue provides necessary case brief introductory information and includes:
- Topic: Identifies the topic of law and where this case fits within your course outline.
- Parties: Identifies the cast of characters involved in the case.
- Procedural Posture & History: Shares the case history with how lower courts have ruled on the matter.
- Case Key Terms, Acts, Doctrines, etc.: A case specific Legal Term Dictionary.
- Case Doctrines, Acts, Statutes, Amendments and Treatises: Identifies and Defines Legal Authority used in this case.
- The Case Brief is the complete case summarized and authored in the traditional Law School I.R.A.C. format. The Pro case brief includes:
- Brief Facts: A Synopsis of the Facts of the case.
- Rule of Law: Identifies the Legal Principle the Court used in deciding the case.
- Facts: What are the factual circumstances that gave rise to the civil or criminal case? What is the relationship of the Parties that are involved in the case. Review the Facts of this case here:
In August 2005, Calhoun (the defendant) sold a lot and mobile home to Slone (the plaintiff), who agreed to pay $313 a month along with taxes and insurance for the property until the entire purchase amount was paid off, at which time Calhoun would give the plaintiff the deed. In January 2009, the defendant sold the same lot and mobile home to Sumner (the other defendant). In May 2009, the plaintiff told Calhoun that she could no longer make her payments and moved from the property. In November 2009, the plaintiff filed suit against the defendants asking for damages from breach of contract and claiming the defendants had forced her to move out. Sometime between May 2009 and November 2009 the defendants discovered the error in their original contract that named the purchase property as the one Calhoun had previously sold to the plaintiff; upon discovery, the executed a new contract correcting the error for property adjacent to the plaintiff’s property.
- Issue(s): Lists the Questions of Law that are raised by the Facts of the case.
- Holding: Shares the Court's answer to the legal questions raised in the issue.
- Concurring / Dissenting Opinions: Includes valuable concurring or dissenting opinions and their key points.
- Reasoning and Analysis: Identifies the chain of argument(s) which led the judges to rule as they did.