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Texas Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Texas Recognizes A Tortious Interference With Inheritance Claim

In Anderson v. Archer, the trial court’s judgment awarded the plaintiffs $2.5 million in damages based on a tortious interference with inheritance claim. No. 03-13-00790-CV, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 2165 (Tex. App.—Austin March 2, 2016, pet. granted). The defendants appealed and argued that Texas law does not recognize such a claim. The court of appeals… Continue Reading

Beneficiaries Generally Do Not Have Claims Against Attorneys Retained by the Testator for Malpractice

In Donaldson v. Mincey, an attorney drafted estate documents for a father. No. 05-13-00271-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 13522 (Tex. App.—Dallas December 17, 2014, pet. filed). The attorney later drafted a trust amendment that would have increased distributions from a trust to the father’s children. The father never signed the amendment and died shortly thereafter.… Continue Reading
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