Cartwright v. Garner

Trusts established by James Cartwright before his death have resulted in litigation in several jurisdictions involving his adopted children and others. The cases involve spendthrift trusts, Crummey Trusts, limited partnerships, and other entities, and tort claims of conversion, conspiracy, self-dealing, and manipulation of trust fund assets. The federal district court held that it lacked jurisdiction, reasoning that both state and federal court actions alleged claims involving administration of the trusts and were quasi in rem and that the Tennessee state court first asserted jurisdiction over the property at issue. The Sixth Circuit affirmed. View "Cartwright v. Garner" on Justia Law