equities being equal, the law prevails

equities being equal, the law prevails
A maxim of equity, meaning that where two persons have equal equitable claims upon, or interests in, the same subject matter, or, in other words, if each is equally entitled to the protection and aid of a court of equity with respect to his equitable interest, and one of them in addition to his equity has obtained also the legal estate in the subject matter, he who thus has the legal estate will prevail. 27 Am J2d Eq § 150.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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