cy pres doctrine

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Synonyms for cy pres doctrine

a rule that when literal compliance is impossible the intention of a donor or testator should be carried out as nearly as possible

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As this issue of the Journal goes to press, legislation that will codify the cy pres doctrine in class action suits awaits governor Blagojevich's signature.
If the cy pres doctrine works, it could be applied to many similarly problematic city names.
The Restatement provides guidance and rationale as to what courts may or may not regard as legitimate charitable purposes and what are appropriate applications of the cy pres doctrine.
It asserted that this status gave rise to certain claims or obligations that the state can assert against it under the cy pres doctrine, the constructive-trust doctrine or a similar doctrine for the public benefit.
1993) (discussing scope of cy pres doctrine and distribution of fund residue to 15 organizations).