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AnnOminous

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Regarding Seaver v. Ransom, 120 N.E. 639 (N.Y. 1918), [pp. 694 of "Contracts: Examples and Explanations"]:
The court of appeals held that the promise of the uncle to the aunt that the uncle would bequeath a house to the niece was a contract rather than a constructive trust, and gave judgment for the niece ruling that she could enforce the promise as a 3rd party beneficiary.

Why didn't the Statute of Frauds invalidate this contract?

cooleylawstudent

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Statute of frauds only applies to land if over one year, since a human can die(and even live their entire life in one year) SOF dosnt automaticly apply.
If it COULD be completed in one year(even if not for sure) it is ok.

Regarding Seaver v. Ransom, 120 N.E. 639 (N.Y. 1918), [pp. 694 of "Contracts: Examples and Explanations"]:
The court of appeals held that the promise of the uncle to the aunt that the uncle would bequeath a house to the niece was a contract rather than a constructive trust, and gave judgment for the niece ruling that she could enforce the promise as a 3rd party beneficiary.

Why didn't the Statute of Frauds invalidate this contract?