Will Contest, Fraud, Undue Influence (Hagan v. Jones)
Hagan v. Jones
In the Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama, 47-CV-2014-1-KKH (fraud, undue influence, breach of confidential relationship, fiduciary duty)
89 year old Dr. Evelyn Pratt was a widow. Both her children had died. She lived alone. Home Instead was hired to provide caregiver services. A Home Instead supervisor Ms. Judy Jones was assigned her case. Ms. Jones quit Homes Instead and spent the next 2 years caring for Dr. Pratt. Dr. Pratt’s will left all her multimillion dollar estate to Ms. Jones. The family filed a will contest alleging lack of mental capacity, fraud, and undue influence. The case was settled prior to trial. A confidentiality provision was part of the settlement.