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In suit for financial abuse of an elderly person, trial court correctly applied collateral source rule by instructing jury that government benefits received by victim based on her long-standing disabilities and financial need could not be considered in awarding damages.
Conservatorship of McQueen - filed January 14, 2011, First District, Div.
Cite as 2011 S.O.S. 332
Delivery of a gift of interests in a limited liability company under Washington law takes place no later than the intent to donate. Assuming the Washington law of gifts applies an objective standard to the determination of donative intent, summary judgment was inappropriate where record was subject to contrary inferences as to when an objective manifestation of intent to make the gift documents first occurred. A lack of one independently sufficient event is not necessary so as long as the district court can determine that the accumulation of objective circumstances was or was not sufficiently complete. Defendant's argument that the transfer of LLC interests was a failed gift was not persuasive since it ignored the substantive reality that all concerned treated the intended recipients' accounts as enhanced by the transfer of assets. Government was not entitled to summary judgment based on an application of the step transaction doctrine.
Linton v. United States - filed January 21, 2011
Cite as 09-35681
Civil Code Sec. 1624(a)(7), cannot be construed as applying to the transfer of shares of stock to a trust; plain meaning of the words of the statute manifests a legislative intent to limit the statute's application to agreements to loan money or extend credit made by persons in the business of loaning money or extending credit. No California authority invalidates a transfer of shares of stock to a trust because a general assignment of personal property did not identify the shares.
Kucker v. Kucker - filed January 26, 2011, Second District, Div. Six
Cite as 2011 S.O.S. 526
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