Lauck v. Logan
In Lauck v. Logan, 45 W. Va. 251, 31 S.E. 986 (1898), parents had executed and delivered a land deed to their son, containing the following clause:
"But it is hereby distinctly understood and stipulated that this deed shall take and be in full force and effect immediately after the said William Logan shall depart this life, and not sooner." Id. at 252, 31 S.E. at 987.
The Lauck Court held that the instrument was a valid deed and conveyed a present estate to the grantee.