In re Estate of Stern, 240 Ill.App.3d 834, 608 N.E.2d 534, 181 Ill.Dec. 461 (Ill. App. 4th Dist. 1993)

In a probate case, the Attorney General challenged a will which had been changed to benefit the testator’s housekeeperat the expense of a number of public charities. The housekeeper challenged the Attorney General’s standing, and the trial court dismissed the case. The court of appeals held that the Attorney General did have standing to challenge…

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In re Estate of Cappetta, 315 Ill.App.3d 414, 733 N.E.2d 426, 247 Ill.Dec. 962 (Ill. App. 2d Dist. 2000)

In probate case, claimants alleged fraudulent transfers by decedent, who was an attorney whose escrow account had disappeared. One of the claimants was the estate of a decedent who had left money to several charities. The Attorney General intervened in the case to protect the funds left to the charities. The court held that the…

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Lifespan Corporation v. New England Medical Center, Inc., 731 F. Supp. 2d 232 (D.R.I. 2010)

In a dispute between a healthcare system (Lifespan) and one of its former hospitals (New England Medical Center–NEMC) over the terms of their separation, NEMC alleged breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and unfair business practices. The Massachusetts Attorney General intervened on the NEMC’s side and joined most of the counterclaims against Lifespan. In the…

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Attorney General v. Dallas, No. 27227 (S.C. Feb. 27, 2013).

After a messy will contest involving the estate of the singer James Brown, the parties reached an agreement under which a trust established by Brown’s will was dismantled and a new trust created, the trustees of which were to be appointed by the attorney general. The previous trustees appealed and the court disapproved the settlement,…

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Commonwealth by Corbett v. Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods, Inc., 983 A.2d 1274 (Pa. Comm. Ct. 2009)

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