Laches in Will Contest Within One Year of Death

Appeal from probate was denied even though the appeal was filed within one year of probate when there was an unexplained delay in the filing of the appeal and the estate was prejudiced by the delay because it was unable to make a charitable distribution within the first year and was required to pay taxes on capital gains as a result, so that the doctrine of laches applied.  Mann Estate, 3 Fid.Rep.3d 302 (O.C. Blair 2013) (Opinion by Doyle, P.J.)

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