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First-Impression Case Tests Spousal Entitlement to Trust Assets

Zack Needles | October 14, 2016

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has taken up a first-impression case that asks whether a surviving spouse is entitled to a share of the assets in a revocable inter vivos trust if they were not contemplated in the execution of the trust.

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, at a hearing Jan. 26, 2016.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Convicted on All Charges

Verdicts and Settlements

  • $2.6M Verdict for Trooper in Defective Gun Holster Case

    By Max Mitchell

    A Philadelphia jury has hit a firearms accessories manufacturer with a $2.6 million verdict for an allegedly defective holster that caused a state trooper's gun to fire into his leg while he was exiting his vehicle.

  • Jury Sides With Driver in Car Accident Case

    On March 17, 2014, plaintiff Lori Kerpius, 47, was a front-seat passenger in a Volvo station wagon that backed into wooden structure in a restaurant parking lot, in Phoenixville. She claimed injuries to her neck, back, and elbow, resulting in a serious impairment of a bodily function.

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