Estate of Denial news clips (5/15/17)

Texas Judge Faces Lurid Drug and Sex Accusations

Courthouse News Service

May 4, 2017

HOUSTON (CN) – A Texas judge is facing a call for her suspension by a state ethics commission that claims she habitually bought prescription cough syrup on the black market, took marijuana that her bailiff seized from a defendant and paid female prostitutes for sex.

Hilary Green is a justice of the peace in Harris County with jurisdiction over minor misdemeanors punishable by up to a $500 fine, and civil matters with not more than $10,000 at stake.


U.K. law firm builds on ‘natural synergy’ between funeral and wills business

Financial Post

May 9, 2017

Legal services are going the way of the dead, at least in the U.K.

The Co-operative Group, whose Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) was one of the first alternative business structures licensed in the U.K. in 2012, announced that CLS will be integrated with its million FuneralCare service to create a new Life Planning Division.