Missouri Appeals Court: Will Challenges Barred By Res Judicata

(October 30, 2018, 1:44 PM EDT) -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri appellate panel on Oct. 23 affirmed that res judicata barred a will contest that sought a determination that a particular instrument constituted decedent’s will because the trial court previously entered a judgment that the decedent died intestate (Daniel Allen Atkinson, et al. v. Sheryl Ann Firuccia et al., No. WD81595, Mo. App., Western Dist., 2018 Mo. App. LEXIS 1288)....

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