S.D. High Court Reinstates Undue Influence Jury Verdict In Daughter’s Will Contest

(November 27, 2023, 2:02 PM EST) -- PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling setting aside a jury’s verdict of undue influence in a daughter’s challenge to a will naming her father’s neighbor as his sole beneficiary, finding that there was sufficient evidence to support the jury’s finding of undue influence by the beneficiary and that the lower court abused its discretion in granting the beneficiary’s motion for a new trial....

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