The adopted-out daughter of a Jell-O fortune heir who spent 14 years looking for her birth mother is not entitled to a multimillion-dollar share of two disputed trusts, New York's Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The state's high court reversed an appellate panel finding that the law in effect at the time of the execution of the trusts, in 1926 and 1963, does not imply the right for an adopted-out child to share in a class gift.
N.Y. High Court Finds Adopted-Out Child Has No Claim to Jell-O Fortune
New York Law Journal
March 14, 2008