Orphans' court

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ORPHANS' COURT. The name of a court in some of the states, having jurisdiction of the estates and persons of orphans.

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In a September 4 decision that was upheld September 18 by a state appeals court, the Orphans Court Division of Dauphin County Common Pleas Court issued a temporary injunction barring the trust from accepting any bids for the company pending a ruling on the underlying issues raised in Fisher's lawsuit.
The case will be heard by the Dauphin County Orphans Court, which has jurisdiction over trusts.
He filed for an injunction on August 23 in Dauphin County Orphans Court, following reports that a sale could be reached within weeks as potential buyers were already touring the company's plants in preparation for making an offer.