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In re Transfer Inheritance Taxes

New Jersey Supreme Court


Decided: January 25, 1940.

IN THE MATTER OF THE TRANSFER INHERITANCE TAXES IN THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH RODMAN VOORHEES, DECEASED; UNION COUNTY TRUST COMPANY, SUCCESSOR EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH RODMAN VOORHEES, DECEASED, PROSECUTOR-APPELLANT,
v.
J. H. THAYER MARTIN, STATE TAX COMMISSIONER, DEFENDANT-RESPONDENT

On appeal from the Supreme Court, whose opinion is reported in 121 N.J.L. 594, affirming a decree of the Prerogative Court made by Vice-Ordinary Buchanan, whose opinion is reported sub nom. In re Voorhees, 123 N.J. Eq. 142.

For the prosecutor-appellant, Whittemore & McLean and Sigurd A. Emerson.

For the defendant-respondent, David T. Wilentz and William A. Moore.

For New Jersey College for Women, Russell E. Watson.

[124 NJL Page 35]

PER CURIAM.

The appeal in this case is from an affirmance in the Supreme Court of a decree of Vice-Ordinary Buchanan affirming a transfer tax assessment, In re Voorhees, 123 N.J. Eq. 142. After a careful examination of the record and the briefs of counsel, we conclude that the determinations of the learned vice-ordinary as applied to the facts in this case are in accordance with the law of this state.

The judgment under review will be affirmed.

For affirmance -- THE CHIEF JUSTICE, TRENCHARD, BODINE, HEHER, PERSKIE, HETFIELD, DEAR, WELLS, RAFFERTY, HAGUE, JJ. 10.

For reversal -- None.

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