Perkins v. August

In Perkins v. August, 109 Conn. 452, 146 A. 831 (Conn. 1929), the defendant breached the covenants of seisin and good right to convey because another owned an interest in the land purportedly conveyed when the defendant deeded the property to the plaintiffs. 146 A. at 833. Nevertheless, the court determined that the "most the plaintiffs could claim would be nominal damages" because the breach was cured when the unowned "interest was conveyed to the plaintiffs at their request and without cost to them before the action was brought." Id. The court reasoned that "in effect all technical difficulties were healed and the plaintiffs have received in fact just what they purchased." Id.