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"Duke" Blazes a New Trail in Estate Law - California Supreme Court Reverses Course, Changing 50 Years of Precedent

The California Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision in Estate of Duke July 27, 2015, changing the way in which all state courts evaluate wills prospectively. At issue was a rule established by the Supreme Court...more

Tort Claims for Interfering With Expected Inheritance Generally Not Barred After The Estate Closes

Friday morning, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court held that in most cases, a tort claim for intentional interference with testamentary expectancy is not subject to the six-month statute of limitations on will contests....more

Illinois Supreme Court Announces Two Civil Opinions to Be Filed Friday

This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will file two new civil opinions on Friday morning: Poris v. Lake Holiday Property Owners Association, No. 113907 – (1) May a property association authorize...more

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