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Foster v. Reiss
Citation:18 N.J. 41, 112 A.2d 553
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The decedent entered a hospital to undergo a major surgery. Prior to going into the operating room, the decedent wrote a note to her husband, the defendant. The note notified the husband of the location of some of the decedent’s money and instructed the husband to reserve the money for their daughter. The note also gave the husband a building loan book, and a bank book. However, when the defendant found the note he confiscated the money and kept it for himself. The defendant also took possession of the building book and the bank book. The decedent later died.
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