Estate of Denial news clips (9/29/17)

Lyricist’s Heirs Demand $700000 for ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’

Courthouse News Service

September 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES (CN) — The music companies that control the rights to “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” belong on the naughty list this Christmas, according to a lawsuit seeking royalties for the family of the lyricist.

Audrey R. Gillespie claims Mark Spier, president of Memory Lane Music Group, defrauded her of at least $700,000 in royalties due from her late father-in-law’s holiday song and other compositions in just the past two years.


Court Documents Show Britney Spears Made $16 Million In 2016 And SPENT $11 Million On Random Stuff

Celebrity Net Worth

September 21, 2017

Britney Spears is just like you and me, y’all. She gets massages and pedicures, buys clothes, has a budget for her hair and makeup, and spoils her dogs. She does all of that to the tune of nearly $11 million a year. That’s a lot of sweatpants, mascara, and dog treats!

Maybe that conservatorship isn’t such a bad idea after all.

Britney’s finances were revealed in court documents that were filed as part of her ongoing conservatorship. As you may remember, she was placed under a conservatorship after her meltdown in 2007. Today all of Britney’s net worth and income are controlled by a trust which her father controls. The trust is required to give annual reports to a judge who oversees everything. That’s how we know so much (to the penny) about Britney’s finances.


Aaron Hernandez’s estate sues NFL, Patriots (MA)

WCVB Boston

September 22, 2017

BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer said Thursday that the former New England Patriots star’s family is suing the team and the league after an examination revealed signs of a severe degenerative brain disease.

Jose Baez, the defense attorney who represented Hernandez during the former tight end’s second murder case, said a brain examination determined that the 27-year-old had a “severe case” of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.


Was Sumner Redstone a ‘shot caller?’ Ex-girlfriend’s $70 million question (CA)

September 25, 2017

An attorney for a former live-in companion of Sumner Redstone told a judge Monday he will seek another mental evaluation of the former media mogul to determine whether the 94-year-old billionaire was “calling the shots” when he modified his trust and deprived the woman of about $70 million in cash and real estate that she alleges he promised her.

However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cowan said he will have to be convinced that a second psychological exam is needed, given that one was previously done in a related petition by Manuela Herzer that was dismissed in 2016.