An Estate Had No Breach of Contract Claim Against A Bank Arising From A Joint Account Where The Estate Was Not Damaged

In Bank of America, N.A. v. Eisenhauer, a husband and wife set up a certificate of deposit account with a bank where the account was a survivorship account and also had payable on death beneficiaries. No 14-0486-CV, 2015 Tex. LEXIS 1005 (Tex. October 30, 2015). So, after one spouse died, all of the funds would… Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review In Ward vs. Standford Opinion

On October 9, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court denied the petition for review in Ward v. Standford, 443 S.W.3d 334 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2014, pet. denied).  This case dealt with the accrual of the statute of limitations for breach of fiduciary duty claims against trustees where the plaintiff complained of an act of omission.  The court of… Continue Reading