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Judge rules B.B. King’s manager will continue to run his estate

Estate of Denial

Blues legend B.B. King’s longtime manager was appointed personal representative of his estate Thursday over the objection of five of his daughters. Clark County District Judge Gloria Sturman made the ruling after a hearing in the probate case. She said King’s plans were expressed in his 2007 will, which designated manager LaVerne Toney as the Keep Reading…

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Belgian doctors are euthanizing patients without their consent

(CNSNews.com) — A study published this month in the Journal of Medical Ethics examined the “deliberate” euthanasia of patients in Belgium without their explicit, voluntary consent as required by law. The study’s author, Raphael Cohen-Almagor, a professor of philosophy and ethics at the United Kingdom’s Hull University, found that life-ending drugs were used “with the intention Keep Reading…

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August court date set for Susan Van Note after mistrial in murder case (KS)

A Lee’s Summit lawyer now will go on trial Aug. 17 in the slayings of her millionaire father and his longtime girlfriend. Last week, when Susan Van Note was supposed to stand trial in Laclede County Circuit Court in Lebanon, Mo., a judge declared a mistrial before a jury was seated. Judge Kenneth Hayden said Keep Reading…

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Property: Daughter has share but father has will (IND)

Despite a historic amendment in 2005, the Hindu inheritance law still suffers from gender bias. It is 10 years since the daughter has been brought on a par with the son under the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA). This historic amendment of 2005 never made much of a splash though, unlike other farreaching enactments of Keep Reading…

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Siblings at war over Hugh Green’s $400 million empire (NZ)

Philanthropist and multi-millionaire Hugh Green spent his final months trying to pull together a family that was pulling itself apart. Terminally ill, he was still capable of handling routine business, like the cattle trading he had done all his life. But the elderly patriarch was uncertain on big decisions concerning the control of his $400 Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson family feud: Estranged heirs appeal competency decision (TX/LA)

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson’s estranged heirs have appealed a judge’s decision finding the 87-year-old mentally fit to manage his empire, arguing Benson should have testified in his competency trial. A lawyer for the billionaire’s daughter, Renee Benson, and grandchildren Rita and Ryan LeBlanc said in a statement Wednesday (June 24) that Tom Benson’s refusal Keep Reading…

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Portsmouth Police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin fired (NH)

PORTSMOUTH — Subject of a disputed $2.7 million inheritance, police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin was fired Wednesday, announced Police Chief Stephen DuBois and Police Commission Chairman John Golumb. Goodwin was terminated from his position with the Portsmouth Police Department by DuBois, “with the full support of the Portsmouth Police Commission,” it was announced in a press Keep Reading…

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