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Unformatted text preview: WK 3, D! 1 Hazel is 84, and suffers from debilitating arthritis. Sometimes, she can barely walk. Every time Hazel has been unable to get around, her neighbor Ruth cooks and cleans for her until she feels better. Hazel has offered to pay Ruth, but Ruth always declines. One day when Hazel is feeling well, she and Ruth eat out in a restaurant, and Hazel tells Ruth she is going to leave her $50,000 in her will. Six months later, Hazel dies without leaving a will. Can Ruth successfully sue Hazel’s estate for $50,000? State the legal reasons for your answer. The statute of frauds indicates that certain contracts must be in writing and signed in order to be valid. The issues pertaining to this rule are: marriage consideration, surety matters, sale of goods high in value, wills, transfer of ownership/interest in land, and contracts that cannot be performed within 1 year. This statute applies to the facts of this case because the issue at hand involves an estate and the 'givings' of an estate...
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2010 for the course ACCT MKTG321 taught by Professor Ms.kris during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Long Beach.
- Spring '10