- Lot 8 was purchased by P for $1428 for a home which was to be built.
- P had the lot graded and planted tress and grass on it.
- D constructed 9 dwellings, one of which was on D's lot.
- D called secretary/treasurer, asked if lot 8 was sold, was told "no"
- Later D learned that lot 8 was sold to P, dwelling at that time was almost complete.
- There was no settlement between the parties reached regarding D buying lot from P.
- D eventually broke off negotiations, sent a crew to destroy the building without P's permission.
-Did P have unclean hands because he did not offer pay the D what the dwelling that was built was worth?
-No, even if P was seeking equitable relief, failure to settle on a claim on D's terms or anothers terms do not equal unclean hands.
-Great destruction of property goes against the clean hands requirement
Subjects: Waste, Clean hands, Trespass, Malicious destruction of property.