Estate of Denial news clips (10/04/17)

Jerry Lewis Excludes His Six Sons from His Will

Los Angeles Times

September 22, 2017

Jerry Lewis’ six sons were purposely excluded from the late comic’s will. The legendary comedian, who died in August at 91, explicitly asked that they receive no benefits from his estate.

In documents obtained by the Blast and People, the Emmy-winning star’s last will and testament declares the exclusion of his children with ex-wife Patti Palmer, whom he was married to from 1944 to 1980.


Global Financial Crisis to blame for drop in estate’s value, says lawyer (NZ)

New Zealand Herald

September 27, 2017

The Global Financial Crisis caused the abrupt drop in value of a Taupo property at the centre of an estate wrangle involving a lawyer, accountant and regular NBR rich lister, a court has heard.

Rob Latton, lawyer for accountant Philip Monk and the New Zealand Guardian Trust, said the GFC, which crippled businesses and property owners around the world from 2008, saw the property of Christian and Molly Burgess drop in value by $1.7 million over a seven-month period.


Ex-lawyer behind $46 million scheme fights restitution (RI)

Press Herald

September 28, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former lawyer who masterminded a $46 million investment scheme exploiting terminally ill people is fighting the government’s attempt to recover some of the money he’s been ordered to pay back.

Joseph Caramadre, who’s serving time in a federal prison in Massachusetts, appeared in U.S. District Court in Providence via videoconference on Thursday. He was ordered in 2014 to pay $46 million restitution to companies that lost money in the scheme.