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Maryland National Bank v. United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Washington, Inc.
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Milton Polinger swore to pay $200,000 over a three-year time to the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Washington, Inc. (UJA) (plaintiff), a not-for-profit charitable organization. At the time of Polinger's death, the next year $133,500 remained unpaid on his promise. Polinger's Last Will and Testament (Will) was confessed to probate and Melvin Oksner and Maryland National Bank (defendants) were named as the Polinger estate’s personal representatives. Defendants dismissed UJA's claim for the unpaid pledge amount. From that point, UJA recorded an appeal against defendants and the estate looking for the rest of the money. The trial court granted UJA's motion for summary judgment. Defendants appealed.
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