Maryland Court of Appeals Recognizes New Cause of Action: Intentional Interference with an Inheritance or Gift

By |July 23rd, 2020|Estate Planning|0 Comments

The Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, has recognized a new cause of action: intentional interference with an inheritance or gift. The action arose out of Barclay v. Castruccio  (No. 30, Sept. Term 2019). The court held unanimously that claimants who file frivolous lawsuits against named beneficiaries of a will may be liable for interference. Per The Daily Record, “With the high court’s ruling, Maryland joins about 25 other states in [...]