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In re Josephine M. Michael  Undue Influence / Actions which Constitute Undue Influence; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, August 27, 2018

In re Conservatorship of Bittner and In re Menhennick Family Trust Implied Special Fiduciaryship / Responsibility for Fees / Construction of Trust / Intent of Settlor – Words Given Specific Meaning; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, July 18, 2018

In re Mardigian Estate  Undue Influence / Rules of Professional responsibility / Presumption of Undue Influence; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, June 26, 2018

In re Guardianship/Conservatorship Gerstler Guardian Ad Litem / Statutory Priority / Guardian and Conservator / Burden of Proof / Abuse of Discretion; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, June 18, 2018

In re Goad Revocable Trust  Inherit Power to Award Sanctions / Exceptions to the American Rule / Standard on Appeal for Judgment on Attorney Fees / Unnecessary Motion; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, June 5, 2018

Estate of Stanley Morris  Joint Account / Gift / Presumption of Survivorship / Contradictory Evidence / Clearly Erroneous Standard; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, May 15, 2018

In re Rosalie Naomi Kolinski  Will Contest – Coat-tail Objectors / Effect of Will Contest Settlement Agreement; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, May 8, 2018

In re Estate of Stuart Warner  Lost Will Requirements / Tortious Interference with Expectancy of Inheritance / Breach of Fiduciary Duty-Inventory / Withholding Will; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, May 1, 2018

In re John M. Wright and Elaine Wright Trust Statutory Interpretation / Attorney Fees versus Fiduciary Services / Breadth of Agreement / Travel Expenses / Inviting Error / Trust Document versus Code; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, April 24, 2018

In re Pearl Franzel Irrevocable Trust  Use of Extrinsic Evidence / Modification of Trusts / Removal of Trustee / Duty to Segregate Assets; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, April 10, 2018

In re Estate of Richard Lujan | In re Estate of Anneliese Gulick  Reasonableness of fees of non-attorney fiduciary providers / Contingent fees / Abuse of discretion; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, March 27, 2018

In re Estate of Ward  Breadth of Stay / Anticipating Favorable Result / Removal – Surcharge; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, February 19, 2018

In re Callahan Revocable Living Trust  “Practical Reasons” / (C)(10) Summary Disposition – Meeting / Standard of “Material Fact” / Sanctions / Federal Prohibition Against Due on Sale / Standard for Reviewing Documents – De Novo / Aggrieved Party / Frivolous Appeal; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, February 12, 2018

In re Estate of Mansharamani  In Pro Per / Removal of Fiduciary / Lack of Jurisdiction; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, February 6, 2018

Hadley v Beetschen Slayer’s Statute / Precatory v Mandatory v Super Mandatory / Probate Court’s Determination; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, January 31, 2018

In re Ina J. Craven Revocable Trust Substantial Compliance with Court Rule / Substantial Compliance with Accounting Court Rule / Fees; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, January 22, 2018

In Re Soble Family Trust  Probate Court Jursdiction over LLC / Appeal of Right Considered Appeal by Leave / Orders of Enforcement after Trust is closed / Bad Faith / Implied Consent / Voting Rights of LLC considered a value; STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, January 16, 2018