This essay deepens the student's understanding of a leading property case by recounting the story behind the case. It focuses on how lawyers, judges, and policy factors shaped the litigation, and why the case has attained noteworthy status. It is suitable for adoption as a supplement in a first-year property course, or for use in an advanced seminar.
This chapter is reprinted with the permission of Foundation Press: Sanborn v. McLean: Beyond the Limits of Inquiry Notice, Chapter10 in Property Stories (Law Stories), 2nd ed. at 241-264 (Foundation Press, 2009).
Korngold, Gerald, "Sanborn v. McLean: Beyond the Limits of Inquiry Notice" (2009). Articles & Chapters. 1244.