No. B295648.

53 Cal.App.5th 523 (2020)

WALTER VAN BUSKIRK III, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. ELLEN J. VAN BUSKIRK, Individually and as Trustee, etc., et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Eight.

August 14, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

RMO, Scott E. Rahn , Sean D. Muntz , Matthew F. Baker and David G. Greco for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, Mark Riera and Talya Goldfinger for Defendant and Respondent Ellen J. Van Buskirk.

Law Offices of Savin & Bursk, Bonnie Marie Bursk and Lindsay Lupe Savin for Defendants and Respondents Susan Howard and Patricia Schlener.

Gunderson Law Firm, Mark H. Gunderson and Catherine A. Reichenberg for Defendant and Respondent Charles Bluth.


For want of personal jurisdiction, the trial court dismissed this family dispute over a trust. This was error, for the trust has ample connections to California, as do all family members who live elsewhere and who protest jurisdiction in California. We reverse and remand this matter.


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