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Estate of Elizabeth Beck

19 A. 302 (1890)

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Estate of Elizabeth Beck

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

19 A. 302 (1890)

Facts

Elizabeth Beck (testator) left her stepdaughter, also named Elizabeth Beck (Beck) (defendant), a one-fourth interest in her estate, upon the express condition that the inheritance not be attached or seized by Beck’s creditors. Upon the testator’s death, Beck’s creditor attached Beck’s share in the estate. The trial court held that the attachment was invalid due to the terms of the testator’s will and ordered the executor to transfer the interest to Beck. Beck’s creditor appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Paxson, C.J.)

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