Robert Rauschenberg Foundation v. Grutman

By Jenna G. Rubin

In this decision, the Court considered which methodology to apply when calculating trustee fees. The beneficiary of the trust, a charitable foundation, argued that the trustee fees should be calculated using the lodestar method set forth in Florida Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Rowe, 472 So.2d 1145. The trustees argued that their fees should be calculated based on the factors set forth in West Coast Hospital Ass’n v. Florida National Bank of Jacksonville, 100 So.2d 807 (Fla. 1958).

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