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2012 California Codes
PROB - Probate Code
DIVISION 7 - ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF DECEDENTS [7000 - 12591]
PART 5 - ESTATE MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 8 - Actions and Proceedings by or Against Personal Representative
CA Prob Code § 9820 (through 2013 Leg Sess) What's This?
The personal representative may:
(a) Commence and maintain actions and proceedings for the benefit of the estate.
(b) Defend actions and proceedings against the decedent, the personal representative, or the estate.
(Enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79.)
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