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Succession of Goode

425 So. 2d 673 (1982)

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Succession of Goode

Louisiana Supreme Court

425 So. 2d 673 (1982)

Facts

Goode died and left a self-written will. In the will, Goode attempted to give all of his oil and gas royalty interest payments to Pauline Parker for as long as she lived and added that after Parker’s death, the payments should be equally divided between Goode’s nieces and nephews and Linda Paine. After the will was probated, opponents of the will (plaintiffs) filed a petition to annul the legacy. The trial court held that the legacy was a prohibited substitution and therefore null. The proponents of the legacy (defendants) appealed, and the court of appeal upheld the trial court’s ruling. The Louisiana Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Lemmon, J.)

Concurrence (Calogero, J.)

Dissent (Watson, J.)

Dissent (Blanche, J.)

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