S.D. High Court Reverses Order Removing Decedent’s Beneficiaries Without Notice

(June 29, 2023, 11:12 AM EDT) -- PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court reversed and remanded a lower court’s order granting summary judgment to the estate of a decedent after the former beneficiaries of her investment accounts filed a petition to determine title, finding that a previous order authorizing removal of the transferable on death (TOD) beneficiaries from her accounts was invalid for failure to have a hearing and provide the beneficiaries with notice of the removal....

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