Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 15,400+ case briefs...

Estate of Baldwin

Maine Supreme Judicial Court
442 A.2d 529 (1982)


Facts

Stephen Baldwin’s (Baldwin) will divided his estate into two equal shares, with one share going to his wife, Tracy Baldwin, and the other share going to his three children from a previous marriage. The primary asset of Baldwin’s estate was a general store that he owned. After Baldwin’s death, Tracy assumed full operational control of the store. After becoming concerned with the store’s operations, Mrs. McKane (plaintiff), the children’s mother and Baldwin’s ex-wife, asked the executor of Baldwin’s will, The Connecticut National Bank (the bank) (defendant), to supervise Tracy’s handling of the store’s business. The bank declined. McKane filed a petition in Knox County Probate Court, asking the court to require Tracy to give account of the store’s operations, and asking that the bank be subject to surcharge if it was found that the bank breached its fiduciary duty to the children. The probate court found that the bank had met its fiduciary obligations. McKane appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (McKusick, C.J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 321,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 15,400 briefs, keyed to 210 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.