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Michigan Supreme Court reviewing inheritance case

July 10, 2017
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The Michigan Supreme Court is digging deeper into a case of a lawyer and his sons who inherited millions of dollars from a client.

The court heard arguments in January, but it wants to hear even more.

Bobby Mardigian of Charlevoix County left $16 million to a friend, Mark Papazian and Papazian's two sons.

The will is being challenged by Mardigian's relatives, who received nothing.

The relatives said Papazian violated a rule of professional conduct by drafting the will and benefiting from it.

The Supreme Court issued a new order in the case on Friday. Among the issues under review: whether any ethics violation should spoil a will.

Papazian's lawyer has argued that he should be granted a hearing in Charlevoix County to show there was no undue influence on Mardigian.

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