Brief Fact Summary. An uneducated woman signed a deed in which she unknowingly gave away a large portion of land, which had been against her wishes.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. Deeds obtained through fraud are voidable by the true owner.
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Issue. When a grantor is fraudulently induced to convey a deed, is that deed voidable?
The grantor knew she was executing and delivering a deed of mineral rights. She is charged with the responsibility of knowing the legal effect of the document she signed.
When all the essential legal requisites of a deed are present, it conveys legal title. Fraud in the inducement renders such a legally effective deed voidable.
Discussion. When a deed is voidable by the true owner, a subsequent bona fide purchaser will be able to get good title and so keep the land.