Tennant v. Satterfield

In Tennant v. Satterfield, 158 W. Va. 917, 921, 216 S.E.2d 229, 231-2 (1975), the Court indicated that the fact that a beneficiary received a distribution check, but did not cash it, could not be considered an "acceptance" and did not estop the beneficiary from challenging the will. Further, the Court cited, with approval, cases from other jurisdictions which have held that no estoppel occurs where a beneficiary was unaware of factors which later gave rise to a will contest when he returned property accepted after learning of the factors, but before he brought his contest.