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Suing an exutrix in Contract law

Suing an exutrix in Contract law
« on: February 13, 2006, 07:02:15 PM »

Can you do this whenever or do you have to be an intended beneficiary to sue the executrix of an estate that owes you money?


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Re: Suing an exutrix in Contract law
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006, 07:06:03 PM »
I don't see why you couldn't do this whenever, if the estate really does owe you money and the executrix isn't paying.  One of the biggest duties the executor(-rix) has is to pay off the enforceable debts of the estate.

Unless there's some wacky chauvinist common law rule against suing the executrix (say, you can't because she's a woman, and women are weak, insert other misogynist bullsh!t here), I can't see why you wouldn't be able to sue her to make her pay the estate's debts owed you.
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