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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 1 today (and 2 NFP)

For publication opinions today (1):

In In the Matter of the Estate of Florian T. Latek; Nicholas G. Grapsas, et al. v. Gerald Ronneau, a 21-page opinion, Judge Friedlander writes:

In this interlocutory appeal, Nicholas Grapsas, the Illinois Public Administrator of the Domiciliary Estate of Florian T. Latek (Illinois Public Administrator), and Nicholas Padezan1 (collectively, Appellants) challenge the trial court’s order denying their Motion to Dismiss a Petition for Probate of Will and for Issuance of Letters Testamentary filed by James S. Bozik in the Porter Superior Court and separate order admitting to probate the Last Will and Testament of Florian T. Latek (Latek’s Will). Appellants present four issues for our review, which we consolidate and restate as:
1. Do principles of res judicata or full faith and credit apply so as to preclude the probate of Latek’s Will in Indiana?
2. Was sufficient proof submitted to permit Latek’s Will to be admitted to probate in Indiana?
3. Did the trial court abuse its discretion in naming Bozik personal representative of Latek’s Estate?
We affirm.
NFP civil opinions today (0):

NFP criminal opinions today (2):

Santos Ulloa v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Deshawn Grigsby v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 4, 2012 01:11 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions