Every state that recognizes trusts as a legal entity imposes fiduciary duties upon the Trustee of such trust. These duties may have different names in different jurisdictions, but ultimately a breach of fiduciary duties means that the Trustee has failed to do what is required of them under the terms of the trust instrument and local law. This first part of a three-part series examines a case ripped from the headlines that highlights the various Trustee duties. Read on to learn more.
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