Estate of Denial news clips (6/28/16)

Ex-Derzon Coins Operator Ordered to Pay Estate $1.2 Million (WI)

Journal Sentinel

May 22, 2016

A judge, saying Lori Laatsch’s actions were “nothing short of despicable,” has ordered her to pay $1.2 million to the estate for the family that owns Derzon Coins for trying to use the Derzon assets as her “own piggy bank.”

The order issued by Milwaukee County Judge David Borowski late Friday is the second financial blow against Laatsch, who in 2012 was stripped of any interest she had in the $3 million estate of Rebecca Derzon, the widow of David Derzon.


Sumner Redstone asks court to throw out Viacom CEO’s lawsuit

The Boston Globe

June 20, 2016

NEW YORK — Sumner Redstone asked a Massachusetts court to toss out a lawsuit seeking to prevent Philippe Dauman’s removal from Redstone’s family trust less than a week after he moved to boot the Viacom Inc. chief executive off the media company’s board.

A state court judge is weighing a request to speed up proceedings in the suit, which was filed by Dauman and company director George Abrams in May. The case is one of three pending in different courts over the 93-year-old mogul’s and his daughter Shari’s control of a $40 billion media empire.


Not so brotherly fight for parents’ estate (SA)

Independent Online

June 20, 2016

PRETORIA: A tale of greed and deceit involving two brothers embroiled in a titanic legal battle unfolded in the high court in Pretoria yesterday.

They are fighting over the estate of their late parents who were wealthy farmers.


Judge seals claims of potential Prince heirs

Minneapolis Star Tribune

June 21, 2016

A judge overseeing Prince’s mammoth estate ordered Monday that the affidavits from people claiming to be his heirs — and the special administrator’s responses to them — be sealed until further notice.

Carver County Judge Kevin Eide issued the order without a public hearing just a week before he’s scheduled to hear arguments over the genetic testing protocols that have been established by Bremer Trust, the special administrator, for determining “heirship” to the estate, which has been valued at $100 million to $300 million.


Judge: Husband of murdered woman made fake will that left him everything (ME)

Bangor Daily News

June 23, 2016

BELFAST, Maine — In August of 2013, the world shifted for Nick Day, when his mother, Lynn Day Arsenault, was shot to death by a man she didn’t know.

A few months later, it shifted again when his mother’s widower, Donald “Rusty” Arsenault of Garland, stepped forward with a purported will that left everything to him and nothing to Day Arsenault’s three adult sons.