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Wills & Trusts – Intestate Succession – Illegitimacy – Retroactivity (access required)

Where complainant, decedent's illegitimate son, is claiming a portion of the estate of decedent, who died in 1971, the 1977 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Trimble v. Gordon, 430 U.S. 762 (1977), which held that a legitimacy distinction for intestate succession violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, will be retroactively applied under ...

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