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Power of attorney was power to disinherit (access required)

A broadly worded power of attorney gave a daughter all the authority she needed to disinherit in-laws from her father’s $1.24 million estate, the Su­preme Court of Virginia ruled Nov. 23. But another ruling in the estate planning case likely erased the benefit of the daugh­ter’s now-validated inheritance, since much of it has been spent on ...