Owning practically all the stock in two corporations, the decedent by will divided his holdings equally among his six children. To perpetuate the control of two sons who had been in active management for ten or twelve years, the other children transferred their stock in trust to the two sons to hold during the lives of these two or the life of the survivor, to vote, and to collect and pay over dividends. In an action by beneficiaries representing one-third of the stock to have the trust instruments declared void, the court held that the trust was not against public policy, since no statute was contravened nor evidence produced of an illegal purpose. Alderman v. Alderman, (S. C. 1935) 181 S. E. 897.
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