Estate of Denial news clips (4/5/16)

John O’Quinn’s Former Lover Sues Funeral Home After It Transports His Body to Louisiana (TX)

Houston Press

March 29, 2016

The famed Houston billionaire plaintiff lawyer has been dug up and moved to a different grave site two times since he died in 2009 after a fatal car crash. As he wished, he was laid to rest in a mausoleum at his own private ranch near the Blanco River in 2009. He was moved across the ranch to a more conspicuous resting place after those in charge of his estate sold the ranch (a grave site on the front lawn wasn’t exactly the most inviting sight). And last, in 2014, he was moved again — this time to a Louisiana cemetery, after his cousin and aunt, who is 91, had trouble reaching the plot going up a steep path, and also thought he should be buried next to his father.

But no one told Darla Lexington, the woman described as “the love of [O'Quinn's] life” in his obituary and who had been with him for ten years before he died. She had already arranged her own grave right next to him in the mausoleum. But then the funeral home that handled O’Quinn’s burial loaded him up in a hearse and hauled him across state lines. Lexington found out when a ranch manager walking the grounds noticed a big black hole where his casket used to be.


FBI: Frisco Hospice Owner Directed Nurses to Overdose Patients (TX)

March 29, 2016

The owner of a North Texas medical company regularly directed nurses to give hospice patients overdoses of drugs such as morphine to speed up their deaths and maximize profits, an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit for a search warrant obtained by NBC 5.

Executive Brad Harris, 34, founded Novus Health Care Services, Inc., in July 2012, according to state records. The Novus office is located on Dallas Parkway in Frisco.


Attachment issues: Suits may stop Park Slope old folks’ home owner profiting on sale (NY)

Brooklyn Paper

March 31, 2016

The landlord of a Park Slope old folks home who cried poor to boot his tenants out — while secretly planning to sell the building for millions — may end up out of pocket after all due to a recent court decision.

A judge last Thursday ruled Prospect Park Residence owner Hayesha Deitsch can’t sell the building unless he sets aside $10 million dollars for two families currently suing him for the wrongful deaths of their loved ones — and that figure could balloon to $45 million the court extends that to other suits in the works. Given Deitsch paid $40 million for the property, and has tried to sell for $84 million, he could end up actually losing a grand on his investment, said an attorney for the alleged victims.


‘Eagles’ Randy Meisner Estranged Children Fear He Will ‘Drink Himself To Death’

The Inquisitr

March 31, 2016

Once again, the Eagles’ Randy Meisner has friends and family worried that he is going over the edge. Since the accidental death of his wife in a bizarre gun accident, Meisner has been acting erratically and drinking heavily. The concern now is that Meisner is going to finally drink himself to death.

According to the Inquisitr, The Eagles’ Randy Meisner was in the house when his wife, Lana Rae Meisner, was shot accidentally after a domestic violence incident. Ironically, the police had been at the Meisner home about an hour before Lana Rae Meisner was allegedly fumbling in a closet when spurs fell off a shelf, accidentally discharging one on their guns. Though the story sounds crazy, the entire incident was captured on video, as the Meisners kept video cameras throughout the house.


Task force created to fight guardianship abuse in Clark County (NV)

Las Vegas Review-Journal

March 31, 2016

Local and state law enforcement agencies have banded together in hopes of protecting the elderly and infirm from those who want to exploit them.

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt officially announced Thursday that his office has partnered with with local district attorneys and police agencies to form a multi-agency task force to better protect vulnerable people under guardianships from financial exploitation and abuse.


Temporary conservatorship granted over Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner

April 1, 2016

A judge Friday established a temporary conservatorship over Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner, who requested such protection after the recent death of his wife.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Barry named Meisner’s longtime friend, Arthur Ford, as the temporary conservator of the musician himself, while Meisner’s accountant, Thomas DeLong, was appointed temporary conservator of his business affairs.


Eagles’ Randy Meisner ‘in a lot of pain’ over death of wife Lana, enlists friend as his temporary conservator as he battles substance abuse, mental illness

New York Daily News

April 1, 2016

Aging Eagles rocker Randy Meisner broke his silence Friday and said he’s wracked by grief after his wife Lana accidentally shot herself to death in their home last month.

“I’m in a lot of pain right now,” Meisner told a Los Angeles County judge shortly before winning the latest round in his ongoing conservatorship case.