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Case No. 19-1724

David Buboltz and Donna Reece
v.
Patricia Birusingh, individually and in Her Capacity as Co-Executor of the Estate of Cletis C. Ireland, and Kumari Durick,

Plaintiffs brought an action to set aside a will on the grounds of undue influence and obtained a jury verdict against defendants. Plaintiffs appeal from a partial summary judgment disposing of a separate claim for intentional interference with an inheritance. Plaintiffs contend the district court erred in finding they were required to prove defendants had knowledge of plaintiffs’ expected inheritance, and alternatively, in finding plaintiffs had failed to present a fact issue on the knowledge element. Defendants cross-appeal, contending the district court erred in allowing improper hearsay evidence at trial, and in denying their motion for new trial based on attorney misconduct during closing arguments.

County:
Pottawattamie

Appellants

David Buboltz and Donna Reece

Appellee

Patricia Birusingh, individually and in Her Capacity as Co-Executor of the Estate of Cletis C. Ireland, and Kumari Durick,

Attorneys for Appellants

Alexander E. Wonio
Tyler Smith

Attorneys for Appellee

Charles Wittmack

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Mar 23, 2021 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1724
Date Published:
Jun 11, 2021
Date Amended:
Oct 12, 2021

Other Information

Date Retained:
Oct 20, 2020
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