Relief from forfeiture – mercy killing

February 2024 | Wills, probate and administration
The court has broad discretion whether to grant relief from forfeiture. A recent ruling is likely the first in the context of a so-called mercy killing. The court granted full relief from forfeiture in a case in which the deceased (T) took his own life shortly after he assisted his terminally-ill wife’s (H) death in …
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