Tuesday, September 02, 2008, 9:15 AM

COA Rejects Suit To Obtain Share Of Pope Estate

Today, in a dispute concerning Raleigh's prominent Pope family, the Court of Appeals ruled that Jane Forbes Pope, the widow of John W. Pope, Jr., is not entitled to a share of the money that her late husband transferred to the Pope family trust, which later transferred the funds to the John William Pope Foundation upon his death. The case is In re Estate of Pope. It's the first appellate case applying the State's Elective Share Act. (And it's a victory for my Raleigh colleagues Sarah Buthe and Johnny Loper, who represented the Foundation and the trustees of the Pope family trust.)

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