Firm wins jury trial in undue influence case
January 2017 – A Cook County jury granted a verdict in favor of KSR’s client, a man whose sister unduly influenced their mother to change the family trust write him out of any inheritance of the estate. In an emotionally charged and factually intensive case, KSR was able to demonstrate to the jury that the sister tortuously interfered with her brother’s inheritance expectancy and unduly influenced their mother to change her estate plan such that he would not inherit his equal share of two family farms and a brokerage account worth millions. The jury returned a verdict of damages in favor of KSR’s client and made an affirmative finding of undue influence. Jim Kopecky and Daryl Schumacher handled the case for the firm.