Nos. 89-1316, 89-1534.

579 A.2d 608 (1990)

Mary L. HOOKER, et al., Appellants, v. The EDES HOME, et al., Appellees.

District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Decided July 13, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. William Koegel, Jr., with whom Harry Lee, Rita A. Cavanagh, and Cynthia L. Quarterman, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellants.

Neal A. Jackson, with whom Lynn C. Fields, Allen M. Hutter, Washington, D.C., and Ronald L. Webne, Alexandria, Va., were on the brief, for appellees.

Before TERRY, SCHWELB and FARRELL, Associate Judges.

FARRELL, Associate Judge:

Four female, elderly and unmarried residents of the District of Colmbia appeal from the trial court's ruling that they lack standing to maintain a class action. They sought to challenge the closing, sale and relocation of a free home (the "Edes Home") for elderly, indigent widows residing in Georgetown proposed by the Board of Trustees of a charitable corporation (the Trustees or Board) established by a testamentary bequest, and chartered...

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