In the Matter of the Estate of G. James Seppi, C.A. No. 3189-MA (Del. Ch. Aug. 30, 2011). Read opinion here. Although this opinion involves a Will contest and issues of undue influence, the readers of this blog would be interested in the aspect of the opinion that addresses the standard of review that the Court of Chancery will use when considering the decision by a Master in Chancery on appeal in light of Court of Chancery Rule 144.  The Court explains the de novo standard of review when “exceptions” are taken from the report of the Master (which in essence is an appeal).