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Division 1 Court of Appeals

In re Matter of the Estate of: Albert Sooke. The estate of Polly Sooke, represented by Kelly Buckingham, appeals from the superior court’s order finding that the transfer of Albert Sooke’s real property before he died, executed by Polly Sooke using a power of attorney, was invalid. Polly Sooke’s estate asserts that the court erred by finding that Albert Sooke did not ratify the transfer. The estate of Albert Sooke cross appeals, asserting that the court applied the wrong standards for ratification and capacity and that Buckingham lacks standing to appeal, and requesting attorney fees. COA #842617. Whatcom County Superior Court #18-4-00085-37.