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Wills, Estates & Trusts Law - Proceedings - Practice and procedure - Costs

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by Roberta Cook and Ruth Estabrooks from the award of costs they received in successfully defending estate litigation. Roberta and Ruth sought solicitor-client costs, while the unsuccessful plaintiffs in the litigation also argued that they should have been awarded solicitor-client costs. Jarvis Estabrooks executed his last will and testament on May 3, 2001. The will was accidentally destroyed while Jarvis sorted through papers. That will provided for $40,000 bequests to each of two of Jarvis’s daughters, while his other three daughters were largely disinherited. The...