McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Orphans' Court Update - Exceptions: The New Waiver Trap

B y Kendra D. McGuire If a party is unhappy with the trial court's application of the law to the facts presented during an orphans' court matter, can the unhappy party bypass the exceptions process and go directly to the appellate courts? Recently, the Superior Court answered that question...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Changes Rule On Dual Commissions

B y Kimberly M. Colonna For well over 60 years, Pennsylvania law has provided that, for trusts created before 1945, an entity that was paid a commission as the estate executor was not entitled to a trustee's commission paid from the principal of the trust. A 2011 decision from the Pennsylvania...