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Simpson v. Simpson

District Court of Appeal of Florida
723 So. 2d 326 (1998)


In 1997, Donald Simpson died, leaving his entire estate to his son, Terry Simpson (plaintiff). In a dispute with his mother, Eleanor Simpson (defendant), Terry alleged that Donald had gifted his guns to Terry while Donald was still alive. Thus, Terry contended the guns were not part of the personal property of the estate. In trial, Terry’s only evidence was Terry’s testimony that Donald had verbally agreed to give Terry the guns. No arrangements were made by Donald to deliver the guns to Terry. The trial court ruled against Terry. Terry appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Griffin, C.J.)

Dissent (Dauksch, J.)

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