In Re Estate of John E. Mayfield

In Re Estate of John E. Mayfield

The owner of a storage facility agreed to sell the facility and died shortly after signing the purchase and sale agreement. The buyer filed a claim with the estate, seeking specific performance of the agreement. The estate’s administrator excepted to the claim, arguing that the agreement was unenforceable and that the decedent lacked the mental capacity to understand his actions when he signed the agreement. The trial court concluded that the agreement was not enforceable because there was no mutuality of assent to its terms and dismissed the buyer’s claim. The buyer appealed, and we reverse the trial court’s judgment and remand it for further proceedings.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Andy D. Bennett
Originating Judge: 
Judge Suzanne Lockert-Mash
Date Filed: 
Monday, September 9, 2019