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The case:        After her father’s death, the daughter appealed to the court, asking that her stepmother be required to return to her inheritance the sums she had taken from her father’s account along with the savings certificates she had redeemed, still in his lifetime.

The Ruling:    The Supreme Court of Justice ruled that a gift between spouses that is not supported by a written document is to be considered null and void and must be repaid with interest.