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Appellate court: Disabled San Jose man owes nothing to trustee and attorneys in bitter probate dispute
This case is important because the appeals court ruled that trustees cannot just charge whatever they wish, without having to follow the terms of the trust. This may benefit many elderly persons who are the beneficiaries of trusts that are controlled by trustees like the ones in this case.
There’s an even more important related follow-on case: the trustees who lost this case still want the trust to pay their legal fees. The second case will determine whether that should happen.
Read more at the San Jose Mercury News site.