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Litigation Recovers Decedent's Assets Intended for Charities

Charities were named as the beneficiaries of a multimillion-dollar estate. During the course of the estate administration, it became clear that the decedent's advisors had diverted assets from the decedent, and then later from her estate, to themselves. Hodgson Russ initiated litigation in Erie County Surrogate's Court to recover the decedent's assets for the charities, successfully making the charities whole and honoring the decedent's charitable intent.