Suit was brought by plaintiff against the administrator of the estate of X to establish title to an automobile which plaintiff alleged had been purchased with funds furnished by her. Title was in the name of deceased, X, in whose name plaintiff claimed to have registered the car because she did not drive and X would do most of the driving. The sole heir of X was permitted to intervene as a party defendant and claimed that lawful ownership had been in X. Decree was for defendants and it was directed that the car be turned over to the administrator. On appeal to the St. Louis Court of Appeals, held, affirmed. While a resulting trust may exist in an automobile, the official certificate of title is prima facie evidence of ownership, and plaintiff failed to introduce sufficient evidence to prove such resulting trust. Dee v. Sutter, (Mo. App. 1949) 222 S.W. (2d) 541.
William P. Sutter S.Ed.,
TRUSTS-RESULTING TRUST IN REGISTERED AUTOMOBILE,
Mich. L. Rev.
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