Estate of Denial news clips (week of 7/19/15)

Elder care worker guilty of stealing $125K from seniors (NJ)

Asbury Park Press

July 17, 2015

A man tasked with helping an elderly couple instead used their trust to drain their savings as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme.

William Price admitted he stole $125,000 from one elderly couple he met as a caseworker for Atlantic County Adult Protective Services, according to the office of acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.


Cause of death for cop’s benefactor on commission agenda (NH)

July 19, 2015

PORTSMOUTH – The Police Commission will host a health care professional for a public meeting to discuss the cause of death for the late Geraldine Webber, who left most of her disputed $2.7 estate to now-fired police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin.


Billy Abraham fights daughter over estate (TX)

El Paso Inc.

July 20, 2015

A year after hundreds gathered at El Paso’s St. Patrick Cathedral to mourn the loss of prominent defense attorney and property owner Joseph “Sib” Abraham Jr., a new battle is brewing over his estate.


New guardianship rules take effect in Summit County Probate Court amid statewide initiative (OH)

Akron Beacon Journal

July 21, 2015

Summit County Probate Court has implemented new rules for its appointed guardians to better protect the personal and financial interests of the court’s many wards.


Insurance doesn’t have to pay settlement in Mickey Rooney case (CA)

July 22, 2015

A judge ruled Wednesday that an insurance company does not have to pay the $2.8 million reached in a settlement of a legal dispute between the then-conservator for Mickey Rooney and one of the late actor’s stepsons.


Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name (CA)

Vanity Fair

August 2015

The first clue something was wrong was the change in the label.

It was still playful and lighthearted, radiating a message of goodness and giving on the packages of food products sold by Newman’s Own Organics, the all-organic spin-off of Newman’s Own specialty foods. The old label had pictured movie star Paul Newman in an American Gothic pose beside his daughter Nell, who had co-founded and run Newman’s Own Organics alongside her father’s larger company. Blonde and beautiful, with her father’s famously striking blue eyes, Nell shared his love of food, philanthropy, and the outdoors. So it was strange when, earlier this year, her image went missing from the labels on the packaging of her company’s organic pretzels, Fig Newmans, and more than 100 other organic products. As it turned out, Nell herself had gone missing from the company that she had started in her home in 1993 in Santa Cruz, California, after convincing “Pop” (as she and her four sisters called their father) that organic foods were the wave of the future.


Woman whose will is contested by sisters had document prepared: ‘All we had to do was sign and witness it’ – Bishop tells court (Ireland)

July 23, 2015

He said Celine Murphy (50) simply produced the handwritten will from an envelope and asked him to witness it and also entrusted it to him as executor.