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Case No. 19-0896

Eelen Young Ebling and Abby Lyon McDonald
Sarah Hasken


Eelen Young Ebling and Abby Lyon McDonald


Sarah Hasken

Attorney for the Appellant

Darin S. Harmon

Attorney for the Appellee

Sean P. Moore

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 04, 2020

            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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