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Connecticut Bank and Trust Company v. Brody
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Skinner created a testamentary trust. He left a life estate in the trust income to his children. Once his last child died, the life estate would pass to his grandchildren as a class. Once the last grandchild died, the trust proceeds would be distributed amongst his great-grandchildren as a class. Brody (Plaintiff), a trustee, filed for a declaratory judgment establishing his rights and duties under the trust. The trial court certified the matter for review by the state supreme court.
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