J.R. appeals an order of the District Court for the First Judicial District, Lewis and Clark County, dismissing his claims against his conservator for negligence and for breach of fiduciary duty. We affirm.
J.R. raises four issues which we have restated as follows:
1. Whether the District Court erred in dismissing J.R.’s claims of breach of fiduciary duty and negligence because J.R. did not offer expert testimony.
2. Whether the District Court’s ultimate finding that the conservator appropriately managed J.R.’s assets and estate was erroneous.
3. Whether the District Court erred in discharging the conservator without liability.
4. Whether the District Court abused its discretion in ordering payment of the conservator’s attorney’s fees from the conservatorship’s assets.
Judge(s): James C. Nelson
Jurisdiction: Montana Supreme Court
Related Categories: Malpractice , Wills / Trusts / Estates
|Supreme Court Judge(s)|
|Trial Court Judge(s)|
|Appellant Lawyer(s)||Appellant Law Firm(s)|
|Joey Jayne||Joey Jayne Law Office|
|Janet Pumphrey||Law Office|
|Appellee Lawyer(s)||Appellee Law Firm(s)|
|Thomas Johnson||Keller, Reynolds, Drake, Johnson & Gillespie, P.C.|
|Jacqueline Lenmark||Keller, Reynolds, Drake, Johnson & Gillespie, P.C.|