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NEVES v. RILEY

March 8, 1978

Zeuxis Ferriera NEVES, Plaintiff,
v.
Virginia L. RILEY, Defendant



The opinion of the court was delivered by: ROBINSON, JR.

 AUBREY E. ROBINSON, Jr., District Judge.

 1. Plaintiff, Zeuxis Ferriera Neves, is an adult citizen of Brazil. He has resided in the United States for more than twenty (20) years, serving as an attache of the Brazilian Embassy.

 2. Defendant, Virginia L. Riley, is the Collector of the Estate of Alda Lee Souza, who died intestate on September 20, 1975.

 3. Alda Lee Souza's husband died in 1962. He was also an attache of the Brazilian Embassy and a close associate of Plaintiff. Plaintiff and his wife, and Mr. and Mrs. Souza, were close personal friends. After Mr. Souza's death, Mrs. Souza and the Neveses remained friends.

 4. Following her husband's death, Mrs. Souza behaved in a manner that led Mr. Neves and others to believe that she was in need of funds with which to support herself. On or about February 18, 1963, Mrs. Souza informed Plaintiff that she needed $2,000 and proposed that she sell all the tangible personal property in her home to him for that amount.

 5. On February 19, 1963, Mr. Neves and Mrs. Souza went together to the Dupont Circle Branch of the Riggs National Bank. From a previously prepared draft which she had brought with her to the bank, Mrs. Souza wrote out and signed a Bill of Sale as follows:

 
Washington, D.C.
 
February 19, 1963
 
BILL OF SALE
 
In consideration for the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) I hereby sell and assign the entire contents of my house & garage, being located at 3532 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington 7, D.C., to Zeuxis Ferreira Neves and/or Erna Marie Neves.
 
It is expressly understood this Bill of Sale shall include all furniture, rugs, china, crystal, mirrors, silver, curtains & rods, light fixtures, etc., including all other personal effects, such as jewelry and all other things not specifically stated.
 
ss Alda Lee ...

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