Wills Trusts & Estates keyed to Dukeminier
Lipper v. Weslow
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Sophie Block, decedent, was married three times. From her first marriage she had one son, Julian Weslow, who died in 1949, and was the father of decedent’s grandchildren, Julian Weslow Jr., Julia Weslow Fortson, and Alice Weslow Sale, plaintiffs herein. After the death of her first husband, decedent married a Mr. Lipper and Frank Lipper and Irene Lipper Dover, defendants, are the sons of their marriage. After Mr. Lipper’s death, decedent married Max Block and there were no children from this marriage. On January 30, 1956, decedent, executed a will wherein she left her estate to her two children, defendants. Decedent’s will was prepared by her son Frank, an attorney, one of the beneficiaries of the will, and Independent Executor of the will. The will was witnessed by two former business associates of the decedent. Plaintiffs contested the will and the jury found that decedent’s will was procured by undue influence on the part of defendant Lipper. The trial court entered judgment on the verdict and set aside the will.
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