Meg Lodise Settle Will Contest Alleging Undue Influence

Partner Meg Lodise recently settled a case involving claims the firm’s client unduly influenced his neighbor. The infrequently used doctrine of partial invalidity, which allows a court to separate a portion of a document that is arguably the product of undue influence from other portions of the document that are not, proved a critical factor in settling the case. The settlement included the challenged will being admitted to probate with the firm’s client acting as executor and a significant gift to charity.