• Rose of Aberlone and the Doctrine of Mutual Mistake
  • February 23, 2017 | Author: Steven Nudelman
  • Law Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP - Woodbridge Office
  • This is the story of "Rose 2d of Aberlone," perhaps the most famous cow in all of law school lore. Countless first-year law students learn about Rose in the case of Sherwood v. Walker, .33 N.W 919 (Michigan 1887) during their first semester contracts class. Although the story is 130 years old, it offers a clear understandable glimpse into the doctrine of "mutual mistake" - an important principle for contractors and subcontractors to understand.