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Darla Lexington settles dispute with John O’Quinn estate, foundation (TX)

This afternoon, Darla Lexington, the longtime companion of prominent Houston plaintiffs lawyer John O’Quinn, settled her dispute with O’Quinn’s estate and the John M. O’Quinn Foundation over assets from his estate. O’Quinn died in an automobile accident in October 2009. Lawyers spent four hours at the courthouse today negotiating the deal. The settlement comes just Keep Reading…

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Honolulu man sentenced to prison for embezzling from family trust

From the Honolulu Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Honolulu Man Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling from Family Trust U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Hawaii January 03, 2012 (808) 541-2850 HONOLULU—Scott Kamiya, 34, was sentenced to serve 33 months in federal prison today by United States District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi for embezzling money Keep Reading…

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Turf battle between legislature, judiciary lies on horizon in Tenn.

Tennessee’s Supreme Court justices soon must wrestle with the thorny issue of whether, and to what extent, the state’s legislature can overrule its high court. The question comes as judges and judicial systems across the country are taking shots from lawmakers and politicians for being unaccountable and out of touch with mainstream America, and after Keep Reading…

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Mark Steyn asks ‘happy new year’?

Estate of Denial® has always respected Mark Steyn’s punditry.  His recent column New Year Looks No Less Dysfunctional Than The Old showcases Steyn’s ability to articulate alarming fiscal realities in the clueless, oblivious context of today’s sociological realities.  This piece aptly portrays life here in the Land of the Gimme-Gimmes and the Home of the Keep Reading…

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AG Wilson attempts to exclude affidavit of local copyright expert in James Brown FOIA lawsuit (SC)

As the new year appeared, so did more filings in the Newberry Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit related to the James Brown estate, filed in August. On Dec. 22, Attorney General (AG) Alan Wilson moved to strike an affidavit from local copyright expert W. Jeffrey Smith in support of releasing documents that reveal how Keep Reading…

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