Category Archives: Estates & Trusts Law

Reid Kress Weisbord, Trust Term Extension

Over the last thirty years, most jurisdictions in the United States have repealed or abrogated the Rule Against Perpetuities, which prohibits perpetual donor control over property. This, in turn, has led estate planning practitioners to consider whether a trust created … Continue reading

Posted in Estates & Trusts Law | Comments Off

Frances H. Foster, Should Pets Inherit?

63 Fla. L. Rev. 801 (2011)|  | | ARTICLE :: On August 20, 2007, billionaire hotelier Leona Helmsley died, survived by her brother, four grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and her beloved companion of eight years, a white Maltese dog named Trouble. One … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Law, Estates & Trusts Law, Family Law, Governments and Legislation, Property Law, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Shannon Weeks McCormack, Too Close to Home: Limiting the Organizations Subsidized by the Charitable Deduction to Those in Economic Need

63 Fla. L. Rev. 857 (2011)|  | | ARTICLE :: The charitable deduction allows taxpayers to deduct amounts donated to organizations pursuing statutorily designated purposes from their otherwise taxable income. By lowering the after-tax cost of giving and encouraging taxpayers to … Continue reading

Posted in Estates & Trusts Law, First Amendment, Tax Law, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Lauren A. Kirkpatrick, Treading on Sacred Ground: Denying the Appointment of a Testator’s Nominated Personal Representative

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1041 (2011)|  | | PDF CASE COMMENT, Schleider v. Estate of Schleider, 770 So. 2d 1252 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000) :: Muriel’s mother had just died. She and her sister, Orit, had been fighting for years during … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Procedure, Estates & Trusts Law, Family Law, Property Law, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Solangel Maldonado, Illegitimate Harm: Law, Stigma, and Discrimination Against Nonmarital Children

63 Fla. L. Rev. 345 (2011)| |  | | ABSTRACT :: No one would dispute that for most of U.S. history, nonmarital children suffered significant legal and societal discrimination. Although many individuals believe that the legal disadvantages attached to “illegitimate” status … Continue reading

Posted in Estates & Trusts Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Martin H. Redish, Peter Julian & Samantha Zyontz, Cy Pres Relief and the Pathologies of Modern Class Action: A Normative and Empirical Analysis

62 Fla. L. Rev. 617 (2010) | | | | CASE COMMENT ::The purpose of the modern class action, a procedural aggregation device authorized by Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, is to collectivize individual claims into … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Estates & Trusts Law, Federal Courts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off