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In re Benjamin Trust — STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, May 21, 2020

In re Estate of McLaurin Denial Right to Oral Argument – Due Process / Supplementing General Objections; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, May 18, 2020

In re Conservatorship of Bittner Conservatorship – Post Mortem Jurisdiction (A) Enforcement of Orders (B) Fees / Jurisdiction Over Fiduciary of an Estate in another County (A) Contempt (B) Personal Liability / Amount of Contempt Order – Penalty; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, May 11, 2020

In re Conservatorship of Thibodeau Sanction – Inherent Power / Sanctions – for “Proceedings” – Guardianship and Conservatorship / Error of Law / Preservation of Issue on Appeal; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, May 8, 2020

In re McNeilly Revocable Living Trust Sanctions – Necessity of a Separate Motion / Sanctions – Standard / Vacation vs. Remand; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, May 4, 2020

In re Brown Trust MCR 5.120 – What is a Settlement and When is it Binding and on Whom / Probate Court Power to Construe Governing Document of Non-Probate Asset; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, April 20, 2020

Estates of Ball Players —  April 16, 2020

Al Kaline —  Baseball Memories; April 7, 2020

In re Estate of Comer Quantum Meruit / Unjust Enrichment / Plain Error – Substantial Right; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, April 6, 2020

In re Boyk Estate Undue Influence – Presumption – Burden – Use of Post Hoc Evidence / Judicial Notice – Guardian Ad Litem Report / Fiduciary Relationships – Strict Kind – Confidential Kind; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, March 23, 2020

In re Clark Trust Qualified Trust Beneficiary – Entitlement to Notice – Catch all Provisions; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, March 19, 2020

In re Oxender Estate Summary Disposition / Factual Support / Generalized Suspicion / Spoliation – Adverse Inference / Rebuttal of Adverse Interest / Discovery – Need Not Be Completed / Discovery – Not Allowed Based on a Conjecture / Dismissal to Prevent Adverse Finding; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, March 17, 2020

In re Bolster Living Trust Undue Influence / Undue Influence Presumption / Undue Influence Rebuttal; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, March 10, 2020

In re Estate of Patton Relation-back Doctrine; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, March 10, 2020

In re Estate of Collier Oral Trust – Parol Trust / Document Intended as a Will – Court Transcript; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, March 2, 2020

In re Burgess Conservatorship Reasonableness of Fees (Social Worker) – Lower Court must state reason for decision / Standard of Review – Fact Findings – Clear Error; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, February 27, 2020

In re ORTA, Minors Jurisdiction – Improper Exercise of Jurisdiction v Lack of Jurisdiction / Standards of Appeal – De Novo Interpretation of Statute – Error of Law equals Abuse of Discretion; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, February 25, 2020

In re Bjorkquist Living Trust Ademption / General Bequests not Subject to Ademption / Ambiguity; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, January 23, 2020

In re Weingrad Estate In Pro Per / Sanctions/ Objections to Accountings; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, January 10, 2020