Estate of Denial news clips (5/12/17)

Proposal to Expand Probate Court Powers Pulled from Budget Bill (OH)

Geauga Maple Leaf

May 2, 2017

Citizens and elected officials from Northeast Ohio unified against all party boundaries to express their opposition to proposed legislation that would have expanded probate court judges’ jurisdiction over park districts. On Monday, their calls, emails, letters and testimony paid off, as the Ohio House Finance Committee voted to adopt an amendment state Rep. Sarah LaTourette introduced April 28 to remove the proposal altogether from the state budget bill, House Bill 49. “Last Friday, I submitted an amendment to remove the provision relating to probate courts and park districts from the budget bill.


AG suspends Macomb probate public administrator, leaders want law changed (MI)


May 3, 2017

(WXYZ) – 7 Investigator Heather Catallo first exposed a troubling pattern of certain public officials and real estate brokers taking over estates, often leaving rightful heirs with very little. Now, some top Oakland County leadersare taking bold steps to stop this practice.

The 7 Investigators also have a major update to our first probate court investigation that focused on Macomb County Public Administrator Cecil St Pierre.