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Case No. 19-0896

Eelen Young Ebling and Abby Lyon McDonald
v.
Sarah Hasken

Appellant

Eelen Young Ebling and Abby Lyon McDonald

Appellee

Sarah Hasken

Attorneys for Appellant

Darin S. Harmon

Attorneys for Appellee

Sean P. Moore

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0896
Date Published:
Nov 04, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Thomas A. Bitter, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (11 pages)

            Trust beneficiaries appeal the district court’s ruling that Sarah Hasken, acting as trust advisor, did not have a conflict of interest with regard to a vote where Hasken refused to vote her shares on the issue of her own removal as a director.  OPINION HOLDS:  Because beneficiaries did not prove that Hasken’s vote—whether exercised or not—amounted to fraud, dishonesty, or abuse of discretion; or was done in bad faith; or that she had a conflict of interest; we affirm the district court’s ruling. 

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