Estate of Denial news clips (10/30/17)

Unsent Text Message OK As Valid Will Says Australian Court

Fox News

October 10, 2017

The text message was just a draft. It had been left unsent.

It’s intention was controversial.

A 55-year-old man who took his own life a year ago had addressed the phone text message to his brother.

It declared his brother and nephew should “keep all that I have.”


Human rights group files groundbreaking document with OAS, states no justice in guardianship court

Activist Post

October 13, 2017

A human rights organization has filed a request for precautionary measures with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, asking for protective measures for an elderly man in California, who is under a court authorized guardianship.

This request, the first ever of its kind, was filed this week by Ku’untik Human Rights Center, which is located in Chiapas, Mexico. The principals of the organization are Diego Cadenas Gordillo, an experienced human rights lawyer and his wife, human rights professor Karen Marie Ferroggiaro, who was born in California.


Jefferson County DA’s wife won’t testify at his perjury trial; prosecutors may challenge marriage (AL)

October 16, 2017

The wife of suspended Jefferson County District Attorney Charles Todd Henderson will refuse to testify at her husband’s perjury trial this week, but a prosecutor told the judge Monday they may challenge the validity of the couple’s marriage.

Henderson’s trial began Monday with jury selection before Chilton County Circuit Judge Sibley G. Reynolds, who is presiding over Henderson’s case after Jefferson County judges recused themselves. The trial is being held at the Jefferson County Criminal Courts building.


Attorneys spar over Carman’s testimony (RI)

Brattleboro Reformer

October 16, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Attorneys for the maritime insurance companies that insured Nathan Carman’s ill-fated Chicken Pox are accusing Carman’s attorney of “stonewalling” their requests for discovery.

The insurance companies have denied Carman’s claim for the Chicken Pox, which sank on Sept. 18, 2016, with his mother, Linda Carman, presumably on board, “because your boat’s sinking was caused by your intentional acts … [and] the loss was not fortuitous or accidental.” The plaintiffs contend that Carman, by physically altering the boat, created an “unseaworthy” vessel.


Aaron Hernandez estate refiles lawsuit

Boston Herald

October 17, 2017

Attorneys for the daughter of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez have refiled their blockbuster brain-injury lawsuit in state court — and are going after a company that has manufactured football helmets for decades.

The suit, which was filed yesterday in Norfolk Superior Court, claims the National Football League, helmet manufacturer Riddell Inc. and others systematically hid evidence that football could cause serious brain injuries.


Prominent political figures among 171 potential witnesses in Uresti trial (TX)

Houston Chronicle

October 17, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – Democratic state Sen. Carlos Uresti has submitted a powerful list of Texas judges, politicians and lawyers to testify as potential witnesses in his upcoming criminal fraud trial, which starts Monday and may stretch three weeks.

His witness list filed with the court late Monday is a Who’s Who of the San Antonio political elite, with Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia and state Sen. Jose Menendez heading the list of 38 witnesses expected to be called for the trial.