Selected Court Cases

In re: Mancuso

In a testamentary capacity matter, our specialist examined records relevant to undue influence questions following the unexpected death of two elderly siblings, who lived together and had died within days of one other. By all early medical indications, the deaths were by natural causes.


A senior law enforcement officer had befriended the two in their vulnerable years and within a short period, had secured their estate - worth in excess of a million dollars – through changes to the will of the last surviving sibling. The Forensic Panel’s diligence and medical and psychiatric death investigation fleshed out the peculiar medical circumstances of the deaths of both siblings – and the undue influence that accompanied changes in the wills written shortly before the deaths. Our testimony at trial was instrumental in blocking injustice in the disposition of the estate.