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Attorney-client privilege has long been protected in California and U.S. courts. Its origins go as far back as legal practices used in ancient Rome and later in English Common Law. The U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed the...more
A court of appeal recently addressed whether a will was properly admitted to probate. The will contained a regular and complete attestation but only the genuineness of the signature of the decedent and one of the two...more
Many states, including Florida, automatically terminate former spouses as beneficiaries under life insurance policies, annuities, and other beneficiary-designated accounts upon divorce....more
Litigating disputes in probate matters is just as expensive and time-consuming as litigation in other types of cases. However, because most probate lawyers do not handle contested matters in probate courts on a regular basis,...more
In this article:
- I. Introduction
- II. Valid Survivorship Accounts
- III. Joint Accounts Between Spouses
- IV. Burden Of Proving Enforcable Survivorship Accounts
- V. Proving Contents Of...more
Herman v. Intracoastal Cardiology Center, 4D11-1214 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013) -
Mr. Herman appealed a final order dismissing his wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit for fraud on the court. ...more
Last year’s decisive (8-1) decision by the United States Supreme Court in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 132 S. Ct. 2199 (2012) (“Patchak”) appeared to be a major blow to tribal gaming and...more
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Will/"interests in property"/Notes secured by mortgages/Personal Property
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Foreclosure/Deficiency Judgment/Burden of Proof/Appraiser Affidavit...more
Several states have adopted asset protection trust statutes that allow a grantor to establish a trust that is protected from the grantor’s creditors, even though the grantor is a discretionary beneficiary....more
On May 13, Justice Kornreich of the Supreme Court of the State of New York denied DB Structured Products, Inc.’s (DBSP) motion to dismiss an RMBS putback action brought against it by the trustee for the relevant RMBS trust. ...more
In Kleveland v. Siegel & Wolensky LLP, 2013 DAR 4961(2013) the California Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District affirmed the denial of a special motion to strike and the award of costs and attorney fees as...more
Courts generally review receiverships very closely, and a party requesting one should follow all required procedures. In Elliott v. Weatherman, parents created an irrevocable living trust and designated their three adult...more
Does the trustee of a revocable trust ever have a duty to account to the remainder beneficiaries of the trust? The Supreme Court of California says yes, but not until after the death of the settlor. In a recent decision, In...more
Parties may want to resolve trust disputes in arbitration. There are perceived cost savings associated with arbitration, and arbitration can be quicker than normal litigation. But one of the main benefits is that the...more
If a taxpayer does not file a tax return, the statute of limitations for most federal taxes never commences. Thus, in theory, the IRS can go back as many years it wants to such an “open” year to audit and assess tax....more
On Tuesday, the Illinois Supreme Court announced its oral argument calendar for the May term, and it includes arguments in five civil cases. The cases, with the questions presented in each, are...more
As part of an ongoing effort to standardize and clarify the rules that govern Orphans' Court practice, the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee intends to recommend that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania replace Orphans’...more
On April 9, 2013 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion regarding HIPAA preemption in the case of Opis Management Resources, LLC v. Florida Agency for Care Administration. Opis...more
The Illinois Supreme Court granted leave to appeal in In re Estate of Boyar to decide whether the doctrine of election applies to trusts, and, if it does, to delineate any exceptions to the doctrine. But when the Court's...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that on Thursday morning, it will file its opinion in In re Estate of Boyar. Boyar presents the issue of whether the doctrine of election - which teaches that a party may not accept...more
This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the application for leave to appeal in Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate. As a result, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s new interpretation of the priority scheme for the payment of...more
Do you remember the round of applause and cheers that went out across this great Commonwealth when Section 7710.1 was enacted? Finally, our legislature gave us a statute that made sense and could be broadly applied. Section...more
A testator has held a younger man out for nearly sixty years as being his son. When the testator drafts a will stating that he has no children, is that statement a sufficient basis to plead a will challenge based on lack of...more
This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will file two opinions in civil cases on 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The upcoming opinions are...more
Erbrecht – Niederlassungs- und Konsularvertrag vom 22. Juli 1868 zwischen der Schweiz und Italien. Professio iuris. Herabsetzungsklage. Verjährungsfrist.
Bundesgericht, I. Zivilabteilung, Urteil vom 22. März 2012 i.S. A. SA...more
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