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Fla. millionaire, missing since 2012, declared dead

Estate of Denial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A judge on Thursday officially declared a Florida millionaire missing since 2012 deceased, reports CBS Miami. Guma Aguiar went missing after leaving his Fort Lauderdale home June 19, 2012 to board his boat, which was later found washed ashore, He hasn’t been seen since. Court documents say his wife and his Keep Reading…

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2 snr lawyers jailed for 30 days (Liberia)

The ongoing legal battle over the estate of the late Milad Hage entered a critical stage yesterday when two of the lawyers representing Balsam Jawahary were jailed for 30 days each for allegedly forging the signature of the Clerk of the Monthly and Probate Court, Edwin S. Boiman, Sr. Counselors Milton D. Taylor and J. Keep Reading…

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Robin Williams’s widow and children tangle over estate (CA)

Nearly six months after the death of Robin Williams, the Academy Award-winning actor and comedian, his widow and his children have become engaged in a contentious legal dispute over his estate. Court documents filed in December and January outline a bitter disagreement over money and property between the widow, Susan Schneider Williams, who was Mr. Keep Reading…

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Mom accused of scamming daughter out of $48K trust fund (NY)

A city welfare worker scammed her own daughter out of a $48,000 trust fund left by her late father, who was tragically shot to death during a robbery in Florida in 2006, according to a new lawsuit. “I want what’s mine,” fumed Vanessa Nieves, 21. She learned late last year that her mother, Gloria Torres, Keep Reading…

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Lawyer gets 16 months in prison for fleecing the estate of a disabled Army vet (OH)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — An attorney was sentenced to 16 months in prison Tuesday for siphoning $262,000 from the estate of a disabled Army veteran. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Timothy McCormick sentenced Kevin Purcell, 62, formerly of Middleburg Heights, after hearing how the attorney stole the money from the estate of John Kane, who suffered from Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson’s daughter closes Texas restaurant amid family legal battle (TX/LA)

Entangled in a legal battle with her father, Renee Benson — the daughter of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson — has closed a restaurant she owns outside San Antonio. A note on the Facebook page for Renee Benson’s Uptown Blanco Restaurant said it would be “temporarily closed for maintenance and repairs” for Keep Reading…

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Texas Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriage licenses

Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, together for more than 30 years, made history Thursday by participating in Texas’ first same-sex marriage, despite a statewide ban. Hours later, however, the Texas Supreme Court blocked other gay couples from obtaining marriage licenses after a legal challenge by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The state high court did Keep Reading…

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