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Monday, July 25, 2011

A Lesson on Contempt

Those beneficiaries out there who are struggling to deal with a rogue executor will be pleased to hear about the case of Re Penna Estate. In that recent Ontario case, the executor refused to comply with orders to pass his accounts and provide updated values on estate assets, among other things.

The court held the executor in contempt of court for ignoring what the court told him to do, and jailed him for 14 months. Personally, I'm glad of the severe sentence because I get calls and e-mails every day from beneficiaries who can't deal with executors who won't return calls, won't give any information, won't get on with the estate etc. There are too many executors out there doing whatever the heck they want with the estates.

Click on the link below to read a summary of the case from Hull & Hull LLP, lawyers in Ontario.

A Lesson on Contempt

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