Recent Important Decisions

Acknowledgment – Under a Statute Regulating Acknowledgments by Married Women – An Examination Made Over Telephone is not Sufficient – In a question involving the validity of a mortgage deed, it appeared that the acknowledgment of a Mrs. Bertholf had been taken by means of telephone. The court, in construing the Idaho statute regulating acknowledgments of married women, held that the clear intent of the statute was that all acknowledgments should be taken in person before the magistrati, and any attempted acknowledgment not taken in person, though correct in form and without suspicion of fraud, was void, being beyond the power of the officer. Myers v. Eby (Idaho, 192o), 193 Pac. 77.