Domestic and Family Law: Representative Works
Misappropriation of Estate Funds
Mr. Quinlivan represented an estate heir in the Chancery Court of Pearl River County, Mississippi, challenging the appointment of the executrix of the estate who had covered up the misappropriation of funds by her daughter. On the morning of trial, a settlement was reached in which the executrix returned all of the misappropriated funds. Additionally, the chancellor awarded attorney’s fees associated with discovering and investigating the misappropriation.
Misappropriation of Funds
Mr. Purvis represented a client in the Chancery Court of Pearl River County, Mississippi, challenging the appointment of an executrix who had covered up misappropriation of funds by her daughter. The morning of the scheduled trial, a settlement was reached in which the executrix returned the funds. Additionally, the Court awarded attorneys fees for ferreting out the fraud.
When a former wife sued an insurer to obtain proceeds from an insurance policy issued to her former husband, alleging that she remained the beneficiary even after their divorce, Ms. Adams represented the three daughters of the former husband. The suit was removed to federal court, and the insurer filed a third party counterclaim against three of the former husband's daughters and the funeral home. The daughters moved for summary judgment, which was granted by the trial court.
Tonnas v. Stonebridge Ins. Co., 2004 WL 1158036 (E.D. La. 5/21/04); The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s ruling later that year. 2004 WL 3019746 (C.A.5 (La.) 12/30/04).