H and W were found dead or near death. The will of each left all property to the other. Nephews and nieces survived W while no relatives survived H. W's relatives claimed both estates against a claim of escheat. The lower court found that H survived W and that W's kin were entitled to take under the Maryland lapse statute. On appeal, held, affirmed. Regardless of which party survived, application of the Uniform Simultaneous Death Act and the lapse statute entitled W's relatives to take against the claim of escheat. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. White, (Md. 1948) 56 A. (2d) 824.
Edward S. Tripp S.Ed.,
DESCENT AND DISTRIBUTION-UNIFORM SIMULTANEOUS DEATH ACT--APPLICABILITY OF LAPSE STATUTE,
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