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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Cell Tower Records Thwart Will Contest

Cell_Phone_TowerAfter the decedent died and a will was offered for probate, a family member came forward with an alleged newer will which left her a large portion of the decedent's estate.

The family member swore under oath that she and the decedent went two times to the attorney's office to work on the new will.

However, cell tower location data proved that neither the decedent nor the family member had ever visited the attorney's office.

See David Gallant, Digital Breadcrumbs: Do You Know Where Your Phone Has Been?, San Antonio Lawyer, Nov./Dec. 2018, at 18, 22.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2018/12/cell-tower-records-thwart-will-contest.html

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Comments

Subpoena of the telephone company for the records?

Posted by: Jac Schuster | Dec 28, 2018 8:27:44 AM

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