From our private database of 30,500+ case briefs...
In re Bottger’s Estate
Washington Supreme Court
14 Wash. 2d 676, 129 P.2d 518 (1942)
Ida Bottger had a good relationship with her son, Harry Bottger (plaintiff), and his wife, Charlotte. Charlotte had worked for Ida as a housekeeper before marrying Harry. After her marriage, Charlotte still lived with Ida and helped her around the house until Ida died. However, Ida’s relationship with her other living children and grandchildren (defendants) was more strained. Ida executed a will giving $10 to each of her living children and grandchildren and giving the rest to Harry. Shortly after executing the will, Ida was very upset to learn that several of these other relatives had petitioned to have her declared incompetent and institute a guardianship, and her relationship with those relatives never recovered. After Ida died, the disinherited relatives contested the will’s validity, arguing that it was a product of undue influence and fraud by Harry and Charlotte. The trial court found that the will was invalid.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Steinert, J.)
What to do next…
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 551,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
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.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 551,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 30,500 briefs, keyed to 984 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.