Probate abuse clips from (10/1/15)

Bobby Brown “Pleased” About Ruling Over Bobbi Kristina’s Cause Of Death (GA)

September 28, 2015

UPDATE: Bobby Brown’s attorney, Christopher Brown, has issued a statement in favor of the court’s ruling to keep Bobbi Kristina Brown’s cause of death sealed. He also spoke out against Nick Gordon, who is being sued for wrongful death by her estate.


Ninth Circuit Sidelines Young Herbalife Heir (CA)

Courthouse News Service

September 29, 2015

(CN) – Though the trustees who signed the settlement have since been suspended, the Ninth Circuit blocked a challenge Monday from the 24-year-old sole beneficiary of a multimillion-dollar trust created by the man who founded Herbalife, his father.


Estate planning lawyer facing prison in fraud plea deal (WI)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

September 27, 2015

A Mequon estate planning lawyer whose practice derailed amid fraud lawsuits, ethics complaints and a 33-count federal indictment has reached a plea agreement that could land the mother of four in prison for years.

Sarah E.K. Laux, 36, whose office was in Greenfield, targeted older clients with estate planning and trust services, often through free luncheon seminars.


Davidson estate sues Deloitte Tax over $2.7B IRS bill (MI)

The Detroit News

September 24, 2015

The estate of billionaire and former Detroit Pistons owner Bill Davidson is suing an international company’s tax firm over a recommended plan lawyers claim led to an Internal Revenue Service bill that topped $2.7 billion.

According to the lawsuit filed Thursday in New York state’s Supreme Court, Deloitte Tax LLP created “a reckless and grossly negligent estate and tax plan” for Davidson, who died in 2009 at age 86.