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What in the world (of probate) is IIEI? IIEI stands for intentional interference with an expectation of an inheritance. This deliberate interference is something that has been recognized in Estate & Trust Litigation since 1979. The Restatement (Second) of Torts described IIEI as follows:

’One who by fraud, duress, or other tortious means intentionally prevents another from receiving from a third person an inheritance or gift that he would otherwise have received is subject to liability to the other for loss of the inheritance or gift.’

An IIEI claim focuses upon how a third-party has prevented the testator from exercising his or her real intent, in ways similar to the focus of the probate court in “undue influence” cases, that is, situations where a testator has been so influenced, that his or her free will has been replaced by the will of another.

Here at Cady Reporting and the members of the NNRC, we serve multiple locations throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. Because we service so many areas, we make sure that those NNRC family members maintain awareness of their own local state-specific estate litigation laws. Because of that awareness, we can accurately assist today’s attorneys practicing probate law. Make sure that your firm chooses the best litigation support services available with independently owned court reporting firms today!

 

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