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1.Attestation clause in notarial testament was insufficient, rendering testament null.
Succession of Lee Mark Hanna, Jr., 2019-C-01449 (La. 11/25/19) [3 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 11
     Decedent created a testament dated September 19, 2012, naming his granddaughter Savannah as his sole legatee. On October 18, 2012, he signed another testament... view full summary
2.Act revoking prior wills was effective even without date.
Succession of Edward Robin, Sr., 2019-C-0405 (10/23/19) [18 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 10

          Edward Robin, Sr. (Robin) had ten children -- five from his first marriage: Chris, Don, Brad, Edward, and Donna; three from his second m... view full summary
3.Executor entitled to inspection of LLC records that pre-dated death of decedent.
Succession of Colleen McCalmont, 2019-C-0359 (La. 05/20/2019) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 27, Issue 5
     Colleen and James McCalmont were married in 1985. Colleen filed for divorce in August of 2016 but passed away from a brain tumor before the divorce was finaliz... view full summary
4.Revocation clause in absolutely null testament did not revoke prior testaments, despite being in form of authentic act.
Succession of Charles George Harlan, 2017-C-1132 (La. 05/01/18) [16 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 26, Issue 5
     The decedent, Charles Harlan, died in November 2015 and was survived by his second wife, Xiaoping Harlan, and four adult children from his first marriage. In litigation ov... view full summary
5.Purported notarial testament derived from internet template was absolutely null for lack of form.
Successions of Jeanette and Ronnie Toney, 2016-C-1534 (La. 05/03/17) [25 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 25, Issue 5
     In 1993 Jeanette Toney executed a will in which she bequeathed her entire estate to her husband, Ronnie Toney, or if he did not survive her, to her brothe... view full summary
6.Intestate decedent's spouse with usufruct over decedent's share of community was required to provide security where naked owner was grandson and security had not been dispensed with.
Succession of Oleava K. Knighton, 2015-CC-0777 (La. 06/30/15) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 23, Issue 6

          Oleava Knighton died intestate. She was survived by her husband, Weldon, and her grandson, Kevin. Kevin's father, who was Weldon's... view full summary
7.Notarial testament upheld despite incomplete date in notary's attestation clause.
Succession of James Jason Holbrook, Sr., 2013-C-1181 (La. 01/28/14) [13 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 22, Issue 1

          James Jason Holbrook, Sr. allegedly executed his last will and testament on April 8, 2009, naming his wife as executrix. A complete da... view full summary
8.Court recalls writ in case alleging breach of duty by independent executor.
Steven M. Davis v. Elmer E. Prescott, III, 2013-C-0669 (La. 11/05/13) [7 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 21, Issue 11

          Edward Thomas Davis died in 2006, leaving five surviving children, including plaintiff, to inherit a tract of immovable property in Cl... view full summary
9.Heirs with standing to revoke a donation also have standing to enforce it.
Howard v. Administrator, Tulane Educational Fund, 2007-C-2224 (La. 01/07/08) [23 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 16, Issue 7
          In 1886, Josephine Louise LeMonnier Newcomb ("Mrs. Newcomb") donated $100,000 to the Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund of Tulane... view full summary
10.Executor entitled to inspection of LLC records that pre-dated death of decedent.
Succession of Colleen McCalmont, 2019-C-0359 (La. 05/20/2019) [2 pp.]
From LSCR Volume 5, Issue 27
     Colleen and James McCalmont were married in 1985. Colleen filed for divorce in August of 2016 but passed away from a brain tumor before the divorce was finaliz... view full summary