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Giraldin v. Giraldin, 2011 Cal. App. Lexis 1222 (September 26, 2011).
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

The California Court of Appeals applied the well-established principle that a trustee of a revocable trust only owes duties to the settlor so long as the settlor is living and competent, and as a result reverses a $5 million surcharge award against the trustee who facilitated the settlor’s $4 million dollar investment in the trustee’s failed company


Bowen v. Bowen, 2011 Utah App. Lexis 347 (October 14, 2011)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

The Utah Court of Appeals affirms the trial court’s invalidation of a trust amendment where the amendment did not comply with the trust terms for a valid amendment


Beaudoin v. Davidson Trust Company, 2011 Idaho Lexis 138 (November 1, 2011)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

The Idaho Supreme Court upheld dismissal of claims against a corporate trustee due to a lack of any fiduciary relationship owed to a contingent beneficiary after the interests of the actual beneficiaries had vested


Chabot v. Chabot, 2011 U.S. Dist. Lexis 131361 (Idaho 2011)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

The Idaho federal court held that the probate exception to federal court jurisdiction applies to a trust that operates as a will substitute, but refused to apply the exception to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction claims against a trustee for breach of fiduciary duties


Stevens v. Stevens, 59 Va. App. 274 (Va. Ct. App. Dec. 13, 2011)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

In 2001, Danny Stevens’s parents established a trust for the benefit of Danny and his three brothers


Riverside Healthcare Ass’n v. Forbes, 281 Va. 522 (2011)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

Sarah Forbes created an inter vivos trust and conveyed a certain parcel of real property located in Newport News to the trust


Weedon v. Weedon, 283 Va. 241 (Va. Jan. 13, 2012)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

When Dorothy Weedon became ill in 2000, her daughter Mary Ann became her primary care-giver


Boyar v. Dixon, 2011 Il App (1st) 111013u (December 8, 2011)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

The Illinois Court of Appeals affirmed the application of the doctrine of election as a bar to beneficiary’s contest to trust amendment, where the trust operated in the same manner as a will and the beneficiary took, and refused to return, tangible personal property belonging to the trust


Patterson v. Patterson, 2011 Utah Lexis 148 (November 1, 2011)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

The Utah Supreme Court reverses the trial court’s application of a common law limitation on amendment of trusts, and affirms a trust amendment by application of the Uniform Trust Code even though the issue was not properly raised in the trial court


In re Rstate of Brantman v. Brantman et al., 2011 Ill. App. Unpub. Lexis 3013 (December 2, 2011)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

The Illinois Court of Appeals blocked an attempt by a charitable trust beneficiary to bring claims to recover improper distributions to family members made by a former trustee, where the distributions to family members were made in breach of the former trustee’s fiduciary duties and while failing to make specific distributions to numerous charities