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1917

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Equitable Servitudes In Missouri, George L. Clark Dec 1917

Equitable Servitudes In Missouri, George L. Clark

University of Missouri Bulletin Law Series

Before the decision in Tulk v. Moxhay, a contract not to use land in a particular manner was treated by equity courts in the same way as were other negative contracts; if the plaintiff was so injured in the enjoyment of his own land that damages at law did not furnish an adequate remedy, equity would specifically enforce the contract by granting an injunction against the promisor. The right thus to control the use of the property in the hands of the promisor can hardly be classified as other than a property right, but since it was enforcible only against …