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Police Commission right to deny out-of-court settlement (NH)

Estate of Denial

The Portsmouth Police Commission made the right decision Wednesday, when the three-member panel unanimously voted not to endorse an out-of-court settlement that would have given the Police Department a large inheritance from the late Geraldine Webber. The fight over the $2.7 million estate of Webber, who died in December 2012 at age 93, will now Keep Reading…

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Family sues waitress who inherited estate (SC)

The day after Charles Deal Sr. was hospitalized, a lawyer came to his bedside with a new will that disinherited his stepdaughter and disabled son in favor of a Cracker Barrel waitress who served him breakfast after his wife died. Whether it was undue influence on a man in failing health and confused mind or Keep Reading…

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Probe finds state counselors written into elderly veterans’ wills (NY)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – State veterans counselors who received personal windfalls from their clients, including a BMW as a gift, touched off an investigation by the Inspector General for the State Division of Veterans Affairs. The investigation found “ethical lapses” by two counselors – Tracy Kinn, a well known counselor for Veterans Affairs, who works Keep Reading…

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Police commission rejects Webber estate settlement (NH)

PORTSMOUTH — The Police Commission voted Wednesday not to endorse an out-of-court settlement that would have given the Police Department a large inheritance from the late Geraldine Webber. The deal would also have endorsed a $425,000 inheritance to police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin, who has been accused by multiple parties of exerting undue influence over Webber Keep Reading…

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How Courtney Love blew £16million of ‘Nirvana money’ following Kurt Cobain’s suicide in 1994

Granted, she’s not renowned for her astute financial management. But Courtney Love has admitted that she blew more than $27million (£16million) following the suicide of her husband Kurt Cobain. Or “Nirvana money”, as she labelled it in a recent interview with Australian supplement Sunday Style. “’I lost about $27 million — I know that’s a Keep Reading…

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Former Rothstein law partners disbarred (FL)

The former partners of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein officially lost their licenses to practice law in Florida on Thursday, but their disbarment and criminal convictions don’t seem to be having much effect on their employment opportunities. Stuart Rosenfeldt, who will be sentenced Sept. 17 after pleading guilty to a criminal conspiracy charge, and Russell Keep Reading…

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Grandson fights police officer’s inheritance in Webber will (NH)

PORTSMOUTH — The only living heir of the late Geraldine Webber filed an objection to a proposed settlement deal that would end a legal dispute built on allegations that Webber was unduly influenced by police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin, while she had dementia, so he could inherit her $2.7 million estate. Webber’s grandson, Brett Webber, filed Keep Reading…

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