Flashcards in Ambiguities and Mistakes Deck (2)
Hypo: "I give $5,000 to my nephew, John Paul Jones." At the time T executed thee will he had two nephews, neither of whom was named John Paul Jones. T had never met nor corresponded with either nephew, and no nephew by that name had existed. Who takes the $5,000?
This is a latent ambiguity becuase it is fine on its face but cannot be correctly applied. Therefore, extrinsic evidence will be allowed to determine where the $5,000 should be given.