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Higher court overturns death settlement allocation where trial judge did not conduct hearing

The Court of Appeals held that an Oakland County judge committed reversible error when he enforced a Personal Representative's recommended death allocation among the Interested Persons over the objection of other family members.  The Judge was aware of the objections but refused to schedule a hearing or appoint a Guardian for the minor Interested Persons.  The Court of Appeals overturned the proposed allocation and ordered the Judge to comply with the provisions of the Wrongful Death Act.

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