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Estate of Collins v. Geist
Citation:153 P.3d 1167 (2007)
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Michael Collins and Russel D. Purcell formed a limited liability company named CBS of Idaho, LLC. They did so act the request of E. A. Collins, Michael’s father. Michael Collins filed articles of amendment, changing its name to Kanaka Rapids Ranch, LLC, removed Purcell as a manager, and added E. A. Collins as a manager. On September 26, 2000, Collins Brothers Corporation deeded to Kanaka Rapids various parcels of real property. The corporation was owned by E. A. Collins and his brother. Michael Collins then executed deeds on behalf of Kanaka Rapids conveying various lots. The respondents are persons and entities who were purchasers of the lots. After E. A. Collins died, his estate commenced this action seeking to set aside the deeds of the respondents in order to recover that property from the estate.
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