Estate of Denial news clips (11/02/16)

Aubrey McClendon Probate Claims Surpass $1 Billion (OK)


October 24, 2016

Claims against the estate of Chesapeake Energy’s founder and former CEO have topped $1 billion.

The creditors who filed claims against Aubrey McClendon’s estate include banks and other lenders. At least two of those claims stem from lawsuits.


Sumner Redstone Sues Two Ex-Girlfriends on Elder Abuse Claim

October 25, 2016

Billionaire Sumner Redstone sued two of his former girlfriends to claw back the millions of dollars he lavished on them, claiming they committed elder abuse.

The lawsuit opens a new front in the legal brawl over the 93-year-old media mogul’s mental capacity that kicked off after he evicted the two women from his mansion last year. The board fight that followed for control of his media holdings ended up costing Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman his job.


Hillary Pushes for Highest Death Tax in the Developed World


October 25, 2016

What many don’t know is that the U.S. already has an extremely high death tax: The 4th highest among OECD countries. If Clinton succeeds in pushing the Death Tax up to a 65 percent rate this would place the United States squarely at the top of the list.

The Left always pushes the argument in favor of the estate tax is always about “the rich kids that never worked for their money are given an unfair start.” However, new research on the so-called 1 percenters shows that these “rich kids” are an extremely small part of an already extremely small group. Most people in America that get rich don’t inherit it at all but work for it their entire lives.


Dorignac’s grocery at center of family lawsuit (LA)

October 26, 2016

The descendants of Dorignac’s grocery founder Joseph P. Dorignac have been forced out of the legendary Metairie business by three people appointed to oversee the family’s trust funds, according to a lawsuit filed in Jefferson Parish.

The trustees — lawyer Shawn Bridgewater-Normand and accountants Ronald Dawson and Kevin Neyrey — have wrested control of Dorignac’s grocery and are paying themselves as managers and bookkeepers, essentially overthrowing the Dorignac heirs from their great-grandfather’s business, according to the family’s lawsuit filed in July.