On June 10, Capell & Howard attorney and shareholder W. Allen Sheehan persuaded the Alabama Supreme Court to rule on behalf of his client, the defendant in the suit, and strike down the plaintiffs’ request to alter the lower court’s decision in an estate case.
In filing the suit, the plaintiffs were seeking to make a claim against an estate for the amount of loans taken out against life insurance policies to which the plaintiffs were beneficiaries. The trial court said the plaintiffs were already compensated through lifetime gifts by the deceased.
Allen represented the defendant in the trial and appellate courts, both of which sided with the defendant.
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