Estate of Denial news clips (11/03/17)

Jerry Lewis’ Daughter on Being Left out of His Will

New York Post

October 16, 2017

Jerry Lewis’ will leaves nothing to Suzan. Jerry Lewis’ will doesn’t even mention Suzan.

So who’s Suzan?

Suzan Lewis Minoret or Suzan Minoret Lewis — whichever she now uses (her temporary husband was named Minoret) — called to say: “There’s a time limit to challenge my father’s will. I need a lawyer. Some say they believe I have a claim.”


Woman charged in mother’s death makes new claims in Exeter estate battle (NH)

The Union Leader

October 19, 2017

BRENTWOOD — A woman facing charges for allegedly leaving her elderly mother on the floor of her Exeter mobile home in her own feces for days before her death now claims that her sister has mishandled their mother’s estate.

A hearing will be held next month in Brentwood Probate Court on a motion by Katherine Saintil-Brown, who accuses Brenda Merrill of mishandling the estate of 75-year-old Nancy Parker after she took over as administrator last year.


Rockwell Heirs File Lawsuit and Restraining Order to Halt Berkshire Museum Sale at Sotheby’s

artnet News

October 20, 2017

The heirs of artist Norman Rockwell have filed a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order against the trustees of the Berkshire Museum in an effort to block the planned sale of two major works by the artist. The Berkshire Museum is due to auction off more than 35 works from its collection—including two paintings Rockwell personally donated to the institution—at Sotheby’s next month.

News of the sale immediately set off a firestorm of controversy among locals and ignited a national debate about when museums should be permitted to sell work from their collections.


How senior citizens can be victims of elder financial abuse

New York Post

October 21, 2017

The scammers have older Americans in their crosshairs. They want to steal their lifetime savings and investments.

So your parents, grandparents, or very possibly you, could be the victim of financial elder abuse, say senior-citizen advocate groups.


How A Roof Inspection Led To An Emergency Guardianship (RI)

October 27, 2017

NEWPORT, RI — Louise Mancini died in North Carolina last August at her sister’s house. She had lived some 60 years in Newport but spent the last seven weeks of her life back home. Her sister, Faye Weller, made the trip to Newport to collect her after hearing some people had tried to take advantage of her. In June, according to court papers, Mancini, in a nursing home, on hospice, had been taken out of a Newport nursing home and ‘induced’ to sign away her property for a price as much as $200,000 below market value. An emergency guardianship stopped the sale.

The Purchase & Sale agreement, which Mancini signed, had been recorded in the Newport City Clerk’s office on June 21, six days after it was signed by Sean Napolitano, acting as manager for NicNap Partners LLC. (He is not listed as one of the NicNap partners in the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s Corporation Database. Andrew F. Nicoletta, of Middletown, is listed as the contact on the annual report filed Oct. 18. Under the manager’s name, the entry is “None.” Real estate investments are listed as the purpose of the business.)