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Judge orders James Brown documents made public (GA)

Estate of Denial

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered South Carolina’s attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown. Sue Summer wants to see the records, which include the diary of the woman who said she was Brown’s wife when he died Keep Reading…

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Clintons seek to avoid a tax they once supported

Bill and Hillary Clinton are finding their way around an estate tax they have long supported, a cause they said would prevent the U.S. from being overrun by inherited wealth. The Clintons are employing a series of financial planning strategies that will help reduce the tax burden on future recipients, which can be as high as Keep Reading…

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Former CSB director’s heirs could inherit no-show debt (VA)

Earlier this month, the woman who paid the Community Services Board “no-show worker” was ordered to pay $100 a month toward restitution. With a tab of $225,890, Brenda Wise’s repayment to the state would take a long time. A judgment seeks to ensure that restitution gets paid in full. The document means that proceeds from Keep Reading…

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Might millennials spawn a ‘War of the Ages’?

Move over war on women. Stand aside racial, ethnic and sexual orientation politics. Victimhood on many fronts might soon be passé as a prominent driver of public policy based on the views, priorities and sensitivities revealed in a new Reason-Rupe 2014 Millennial Survey of young Americans age 18-29. While this groups’ historically liberal beliefs have Keep Reading…

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Lawyer: Unclear where Casey Kasem’s body is

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has granted Casey Kasem’s daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host’s wife from cremating his remains, but it’s unclear where those remains are or whether they’ve already been disposed of. A lawyer for Kasem’s daughter Kerri Kasem said Friday that when he went to give a Tacoma funeral Keep Reading…

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Donald Sterling dealt blow with judge’s ruling on doctors’ reports (CA)

A Los Angeles judge Friday rejected one of the central arguments Donald Sterling has used in hope of maintaining a voice in his family trust and stopping his wife’s sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said he had no authority to throw out the testimony and Keep Reading…

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Metro sued in probate court scandal (TN)

The court-appointed attorney for victims of a probate court scandal is suing Metro government for nearly $700,000, charging that a court official failed to monitor two cases and did not require the filing of mandatory annual reports. The two suits filed in Circuit Court by Paul Gontarek charge that Probate Master Robert H. Bradshaw was Keep Reading…

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