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Oct 26, 2012 Probate and Trusts
GMSR obtains dismissal of appeal challenging probate court order of instructions to trustee

Wells Fargo Bank v. D. Sprott (2012) 2012 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 7824 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division One) [unpublished]. In the probate court, GMSR’s client—Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., acting as trustee of a testamentary trust—obtained an order instructing it how to implement a trust provision. Three objectors appealed. On appeal, GMSR argued that even though the objectors had litigated their objections to the order in the probate court, they were not aggrieved by the order and that they therefore lacked standing to pursue an appeal from that order. The Court of Appeal agreed and dismissed the appeal.