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Connecticut Bank and Trust Co. v. Coffin

Supreme Court of Connecticut

January 30, 1990

CONNECTICUT BANK AND TRUST COMPANY,
v.
Dexter D. COFFIN, Jr., et al. CONNECTICUT BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
v.
Dexter D. COFFIN, IV et al.

Argued Dec. 12, 1989.

Bruce G. MacDermid, with whom, on the brief, were Richard R. Steinmetz, Hartford, Robert A. Horowitz and Mark Gregory, Stamford, Austin J. McGuigan, Hartford, and Joseph B. Burns, for appellants (defendant Sean Van Schoonmaker Coffin and defendants Neil Elliott, et al.).

Elga R. Wasserman, New Haven, with whom, on the brief, were Jacob D. Zeldes, Fairfield, Frank J. Silvestri, Jr., and David P. Atkins, Bridgeport, for appellees (defendants Martha E. Coffin, et al.).

John L. Bonee, III, Hartford, for appellee (defendant Kathryn Blaire Greenhalgh).

Timothy S. Fisher, with whom was Christopher J. Hug and, on the brief, George C. Hastings and Linda M. Hamel, Hartford, for appellee (plaintiff in each case).

Stephen B. Goddard, Hartford, filed a brief for the appellee (defendant Lance Justin Coffin).

Before PETERS, C.J., and ARTHUR H. HEALEY, SHEA, CALLAHAN and GLASS, JJ.

[213 Conn. 574] PER CURIAM.

Both of these appeals arise from a declaratory judgment action brought by the plaintiff bank as a trustee to determine which of the defendants are the "issue" of Dexter D. Coffin, Jr., and thus beneficiaries of an inter vivos trust created by his father, Dexter D. Coffin, and of testamentary trusts created by both his parents.

In Connecticut Bank & Trust Co. v. Coffin,212 Conn. 678, 563 A.2d 1323 (1989), (Coffin I ), ...


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