Settlement of Multi-Million Dollar Will and Estate Contest

December 2009

Rick Hall successfully negotiated a settlement of a will contest that the firm was hired to handle in April 2009. The settlement results in the firm’s clients receiving 42 percent of the estate, whereas they were totally left out of the will that was admitted to probate. Additionally, a family business owned by the clients received an additional benefit of $2.5 million on claims involving breach of fiduciary duty in the management of the business and fiduciary self-dealing. The total benefit of the settlement to the firm’s clients will be in excess of $10 million.

Related Practice Area: Estate & Trust Litigation