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Wills Trusts & Estates keyed to Dukeminier
In re Groffman
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Charles Groffman asked his friends Juluis Leigh and David Block to witness his will. Groffman and Block left Block’s lounge and went into the adjacent dining room where Block signed the will as a witness in Groffman’s presence. Subsequently, Leigh left Block in his lounge and accompanied Groffman into the adjacent dining room where Leigh signed the will as a witness in Groffman’s presence.
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