Saturday, September 05, 2009

Deceased's nephew loses appeal in Nebraska Supreme Court of will contract complaint in Madison County District Court. Uncle had turned over his estate to female friend who was a very good financial advisor about two years before his death. Nephew could not prove any will or writing existed in which the uncle would have promised not to disinherit him. Johnson v. Anderson, S-08-811, 278 Neb. 500 Section 30-2351 specifically states that the only way to prove the existence of a contract to make a will or not to revoke a will or devise is by satisfying one of the three subsections. Considering the evidence in the light most favorable to Roger, there is no will or signed writing that satisfies § 30-2351. Conclusions based on guess, speculation, conjecture, or a choice of possibilities do not create material issues of fact for purposes of summary judgment. Recio v. Evers, ante p. 405, ___ N.W.2d ___ (2009); Marksmeier v. McGregor Corp., 272 Neb. 401, 722 N.W.2d 65 (2006). Therefore, the evidence did not warrant the imposition of a constructive trust on Aner’s estate

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