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Real Property – Mortgages – Statute of Frauds – Unclean Hands – Collateral Acts (access required)

Although the defendant-landowners/debtors contend that the doctrine of unclean hands estops the plaintiff-bank from bringing its claim to reform defendants’ deed of trust, since the actions upon which defendants base their unclean hands argument were collateral to the transaction for which equitable relief is sought, the doctrine does not apply. We affirm summary judgment for plaintiff. Background In ...

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