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Adams v. Link
Mildred A. Kingsmill, the testatrix, created a will and codicil under which Defendants, George Link and The United States Trust Company of New York, are the executors and trustees. This action stems from an appeal by Orson Adams Jr., and Alvin P. Adams, two of the three heirs at law, from the admission of the will and codicil to probate. The will disposed of the residue of the estate by a trust and it provided for the payment of the net income for life to Pringle and Mayes M. Foeppel. At the death of the survivor the trust was to terminate and the corpus was to be distributed to The New York Association for the Blind. Pringle predeceased the testatrix leaving Foepple as the sole income beneficiary. Pending appeal from probate, a compromise agreement was entered into by Foeppel, The New York Association for the Blind and the three heirs at law of the testatrix. By its express terms the compromise agreement was made subject to the approval of the Superior Court. Defendant executors and trustees refused to carry out the agreement. Plaintiffs, which includes all parties except the New York Association for he Blind, which was made a party defendant, seeks 1) the approval of the agreement by the Superior Court and 2) a decree compelling the defendant executors and trustees to carry it out. The court refused to approve the agreement and plaintiffs appeal.
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