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Estates and Trusts Reports. Volume 23 (1987), p. 301-316.


Fudiciary Duty


It may reasonably be asked, of course, whether the fiduciary concept is one which can bear this workload without sustaining a work-related injury of some sort. Although, as I shall suggest below, the extension of the concept to new and intriguingly different fact situations should not be a cause for alarm, there is some evidence in the case law that the concept is drifting away from its moorings from time to time. As it is the view of the author that this latter development does bring with it the risk of some confusion, and he proposes to draw attention to some basic ideas concerning the fiduciary obligation and then, having briefly explored the question of its extended application, offer a few brief comments concerning remedial issues.

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