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Anna Nicole Smith heirs will not receive money from Marshall estate

Estate of Denial

DALLAS, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — After losing in the Texas Probate Court, The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys for the late Anna Nicole Smith (Vickie Lynn Marshall) have lost their final attempt to obtain more than $44 million from the estate of the late E. Pierce Marshall.  Keep Reading…

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Legal products company which took £400K from clients in return for very little is wound up in the public interest (UK)

Goldstar Law Limited, a Nottinghamshire company which sold legal products meant to protect clients’ assets through wills, trusts and lasting powers of attorney, has been wound up in the High Court for failing to provide the services it claimed it could. The winding up follows an investigation by the Insolvency Service. The court heard that Keep Reading…

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Montgomery County attorney who had dealings in York County was recently disbarred (PA)

An attorney from Montgomery County who had dealings with at least a dozen people in York County since 2003 has been disbarred, according to court documents. The opinion for the case involving Brett B. Weinstein was issued on July 28 by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The order states that Weinstein, whose office is at Keep Reading…

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Clippers sale is completed as Donald Sterling files challenge with appeals court (CA)

A probate judge’s final order on Tuesday cleared the way for the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. The sale was completed as Donald Sterling sought an emergency order from a California appeals court to unwind the sale, report the Los Angeles Times and Courthouse Keep Reading…

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The bitter taste of Jesse Ventura vs. Chris Kyle

There were two things Jesse Ventura was never supposed to win: the 1998 Minnesota Governor’s race, and his just-ended trial seeking a big payday from a hero’s widow. But he was indeed a one-term Governor of an actual state, and now he has prevailed in another improbable arena— a courtroom where he asserted that one Keep Reading…

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Death duties hit highest level for six years (UK)

Families were charged £3.4bn in death duties last year as more households were dragged into the inheritance tax net, official figures show. The takings, published today by the HM Revenue & Customs, represented a six-year high and an increase from £3.1bn in the previous 12 months. The total was only slightly below the £3.5bn anticipated Keep Reading…

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Police officer could receive $425K from disputed will (NH)

PORTSMOUTH — A tentative agreement was struck Monday among some parties involved in the contested $2.7 million inheritance of police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin that would give Goodwin a reduced inheritance of $425,000 and give the city police and fire departments a percentage of the estate. The assets were left by the late Geraldine Webber of Keep Reading…

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