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

Peaceful, easy feeling for Eagles co-founder in conservator court battle

November 4, 2016

A legal battle over who should serve as a conservator for Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner has been settled as both sides agreed the two men currently serving as temporary overseers of the entertainer’s personal and business affairs should be given permanent roles.

The resolution means that Meisner’s longtime friend, Arthur Ford, will continue to be responsible for getting proper health care for the 70-year-old bassist and that Meisner’s accountant, Thomas DeLong, will remain in charge of his financial issues.


A secret fortune, a forged will: Fraud case goes to trial (OH)

Toledo Blade

November 6, 2016

The will drafted in 1993 by retired city worker Martin Fewlas would have put his entire $2.2 million estate in the hands of his 28-year-old great-nephew.

Instead, days after Mr. Fewlas’ death in 2010, the couple who rented the upper half of his South Toledo duplex and a local attorney forged a phony will to gain control of Mr. Fewlas’ assets, federal prosecutors said.


Maurice Sendak’s Estate Awarded Favorable Verdict in Will Dispute (CT)

November 7, 2016

A decision has been reached in the lawsuit filed by the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia against the Maurice Sendak estate and foundation. The Rosenbach initiated the action in 2014, arguing that “it did not receive all of the rare edition books per the terms”1 of Sendak’s will. The Oct. 25 decision by the Connecticut Probate Court is largely favorable to the Sendak estate, with the court ordering that 252 of 340 books in dispute be awarded to the estate. Neither party has filed an appeal as of yet (the Connecticut statute of limitations for an appeal is 30 days after a decision is mailed).