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Estates and Trusts

Wills

1955

Vanderbilt University Law School

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Recent Cases, Law Review Staff Jun 1955

Recent Cases, Law Review Staff

Vanderbilt Law Review

Recent Cases --

Criminal Law--Habitual Criminal--Right of Accused to Counsel under Fourteenth Amendment

Divorce--Alimony Decree Terminating upon Remarriage of Wife--Effect of Annulment of Subsequent Marriage

Divorce--Statutory Modification of Domiciliary Jurisdiction--Congressional Limitation of Power of Territorial Legislature

Labor Law--Unfair Labor Practice--Primary Jurisdiction in NLRB

Life Insurance--Good Health Clause--Existence of Malady Unknown to Insured

Nuisance--Liability for Non-Trespassory Interference with the Use and Enjoyment of Land--Intentional Invasion

Wills--Holographic Codicil--Publication of an Invalid Typewritten Will


Use Of Survivorship Clauses In Wills, Harold A. Bowron, Jr. Apr 1955

Use Of Survivorship Clauses In Wills, Harold A. Bowron, Jr.

Vanderbilt Law Review

Today a draftsman of wills should consider the increased risks of multiple deaths resulting from the hazards of modern living in general and travel by airplane and automobile in particular. He should be aware of the possibility of the client's death with his intended beneficiary within a short period, in a common disaster, or under circumstances in which there is no evidence of survivorship. The failure to provide for these possibilities may lead to the frustration of a testamentary disposition, as a beneficiary must survive the testator in order to take under the testator's will.' Further, the advent of the …