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Tom Benson family feud: Ownership dispute focus of Wednesday hearing (TX/LA)

The Times-Picayune

May 24, 2016

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson’s endeavor to entirely cut out his estranged heirs from ownership in the teams reaches a critical juncture Wednesday (May 25).

Lawyers for the 88-year-old billionaire and the trustees overseeing trust funds for his daughter and grandchildren will be in court debating whether Benson’s team ownership lawsuit should go to trial in federal court next month.


Prince’s possible heirs protest blood, genetic tests

New York Daily News

May 24, 2016

There is more “Controversy” surrounding Prince’s estate.

Would-be Prince heirs have a problem with blood and genetic tests required of anyone claiming to be relatives of the late music icon, according to new court records.

Two people making claims on the singer’s multimillion dollar estate said the scientific screening requirements go too far.


Lawyer: Eagles’ Randy Meisner doing well under voluntary conservatorship

May 25, 2016

An attorney for Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner said Wednesday that his client is doing well under a voluntary temporary conservatorship and criticized attempts by a former friend of the musician to have someone else appointed to look after his medical and financial needs.

Lawyer Bruce Fuller told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Barry that Meisner’s longtime friend, Arthur Ford, is making sure the 70-year-old bassist receives proper health care and that Meisner’s accountant, Thomas DeLong, is properly overseeing his business affairs.


Benson’s legal bid to snatch Saints, Pelicans out of family trusts will go to court today (TX/LA)

San Antonio Express-News

May 25, 2016

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson’s bid to remove his stranged heirs from ownership in the teams will be debated in U.S. District Court in New Orleans this morning. reports that lawyers for the 88-year-old billionaire and trustees who are overseeing the trust fund for his daughter and grandchildren will discuss whether Benson’s team ownership lawsuit should go to federal court next month. It will be heard in the court of U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.


‘Overprotected?’ Inside Britney’s Ongoing Fight For Freedom


May 26, 2016

After Britney Spears shocked the world by delivering the performance of her lifetime at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, has exclusively learned that the pop princess believes she is finally ready to stand on her own!

According to a source close to Spears, 34 – who has been under the court-ordered conservatorship of her father Jamie Spears since her infamous meltdown in 2009 – “Britney is in machine mode right now and she is determined to get back complete control of her life.”