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Hall v. Schoenwetter

Hall v. Schoenwetter, 686 A.2d 980 (Conn. 1996).

A Stradivarius violin that disappeared in 1936 resurfaced among the belongings of Julian Leon Altman at his death in 1985. Altman’s wife and executrix, Marcelle Hall, returned the instrument to its insurer in exchange for a finder’s fee, which she omitted from her late husband’s estate and kept for herself. When Altman’s daughter, Sherry Altman Schoenwetter, sought the inclusion of the finder’s fee in her father’s estate . . . .

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