Gift of Precious Metals not Proved

The daughter of the decedent did not prove ownership of precious metals that were in the decedent’s home at the of his death because she was the only witness to an alleged gift by the decedent to her during her lifetime and her testimony is barred by the Dead Man’s Act.  Even if her testimony were admissible, her self-serving testimony was not credible because she provided no explanation as to why the metals remained in the decedent’s possession after the alleged gift.  Estate of Otto C. Nay Jr., No 1304 DE of 2014 (Philadelphia O.C. 12/15/16).

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