Estates & Trusts

JOSEPH G. RAYMAN, III v. WAYNE D. RAYMAN

Estates and trusts — Contingent beneficiary — Standing This intrafamily dispute involves the disposition of various assets upon the death of Mary S. Rayman, the matriarch of the Rayman family. According to Mary’s son, Wayne, his nephew, Joe III, improperly ...

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RACHEL LEE BURLEY v. YVONNE DAWKINS

Estates and trusts — Orphans’ court — Final judgment rule Lewis Burley (the “Decedent”) died in late 2017. Prior to his death, he was alleged to have handwritten a will requesting that his assets be distributed to Yvonne Dawkins. The ...

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SHERRIE LYNN SMITH v. TAMMY SUE KEYSER

Estates and trusts — Personal representative — Petition to remove Sherrie Lynn Smith (“Smith”) appeals a decision of the Circuit Court for Frederick County upholding the denial of her Motion to Reconsider an Order dismissing her Petition to Remove Tammy ...

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JOSEPH G. RAYMAN, III V. WAYNE D. RAYMAN

Estates and trusts — Petition to remove personal representative — Timeliness This case is before us on appeal from an order of the Circuit Court for Harford County, sitting as the Orphans’ Court for Harford County, denying a Petition for ...

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DEANNA McELWEE, ET AL. v. DORIS WILLIAMS

Estates and trusts — Fiduciary relationship — Undue influence This appeal arises from a trial in the Circuit Court for Howard County in which the trial court, sitting as the finder of fact, found in favor of Doris Williams (“Doris”), ...

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DAWN PERLMUTTER, et al. v. TRINA VARONE, et al.

Civil litigation — Default judgment — Res judicata In this appeal from a civil action in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Dawn Perlmutter and Thomas Bolick, appellants, challenge the court’s failure to enter default judgment against appellee Scott Perlmutter, ...

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JENNIFER SIMON v. KAREN BUSHELL

Estates and trusts — Personal representative — Priority statute The purpose of this litigation was to determine who should be the personal representative of the estate of Kevin Bushell. The choices were Kevin Bushell’s wife, Jennifer Simon, the Appellant here, ...

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