Monthly Archives: May 2012

California’s Newest Tort-Intentional Interference with Expected Inheritance

In Beckwith v. Dahl, a California Court of Appeal linked California to a majority of other states by recognizing the tort of intentional interference with expected inheritance (IIEI). To state a claim for IIEI, the court required the plaintiff to … Continue reading

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Anticipating a Contest

Bill is elderly and widowed. He has two children, Mike and Carl. Bill wants to create a revocable trust through which he will leave all his assets to Mike. Bill tells Mike to call an attorney to ‘arrange it.’If Mike … Continue reading

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