Estate of Denial news clips (5/20/16)

Elderly Woman Claims Guardianship Program Holding Her Hostage (TX)

March 29, 2016

HARRIS COUNTY (KTRK) — At 87 years old, Doris Davis planned on enjoying her golden years in her own home, the house she built more than 60 years ago. But these days, she can’t even make decisions for herself.

“You done worked and saved your money,” said the retired nurse. “And they walk into a place and tell you , you don’t have no money, you don’t have no house, and you don’t have nowhere to live.”


Prince’s disputed grandniece could take part of his fortune

New York Daily News

May 12, 2016

A lawyer is urging the judge overseeing Prince’s estate to consider an 11-year-old girl as another potential heir to his fortune.

The young girl is one of two surviving heirs to Prince’s disputed half brother, Duane Joseph Nelson Jr., according to a letter sent by the lawyer to the judge on the probate case.


Prince heir found? New Orleans native believes his firm located star’s son

May 12, 2016

When news broke that Prince did not have a will with which lawyers could determine the heirs to the more than $100 million estate the pop mega-star left behind, John Hilbert and Shar Mansukhani knew they’d start getting phone calls.

Mansukhani and Hilbert, a New Orleans native and graduate of Jesuit High School and LSU, are the leaders of Heir Hunters International, a genealogical heirship firm that’s been featured on TV shows and other media for several years. The pair, however, were away from their Los Angeles headquarters when Prince died April 21, instead working out of a satellite office in New Orleans on an unrelated case.


Portsmouth attorney defends $580K bill in Webber estate case (NH)

The Union Leader

May 13, 2016

PORTSMOUTH – A lawyer who successfully challenged the validity of a will created by a wealthy woman with dementia was back in probate court Friday to defend the nearly $580,000 bill he submitted to two beneficiary hospitals.

Members of the Portsmouth Police Commission were asking retired Judge Gary Cassavechia for more time to review the bill submitted by David Eby to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Shriners’ Hospitals for Children.


Death Row Bankruptcy Case Wraps With Artists Getting Screwed

May 13, 2016

*The bankruptcy case involving Death Row Records is over, but rappers on the roster who had filed claims will see little if any of the money they say they are owed.

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Dr. Dre saw none of the $8 million he filed for. Nate Dogg’s estate says it was owed $5 million, Snoop Dogg $2 million and Tupac’s estate $900,000.


Galt House feud: Family reaches tentative deal (KY)

The Courier-Journal

May 14, 2016

All 24 heirs of the late real estate magnate Al Schneider will now get to decide when – and if – they will sell the iconic Galt House and other assets.

Daughters Mary Moseley and Dawn Hitron have agreed to drop a plan to try to sell off the properties before they lose control of Schneider’s trust May 31.

Schneider’s other two surviving daughters – Christe Coe and Nancy O’Hearn – with support from other heirs, had sued to block a sale, igniting nasty litigation that divided the family.

  • manny

    If they don’t settle soon, the attorneys will have all the money.