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Estate of Denial news clips (3/28/16)

Kentucky family feud ends with $548 million judgment against Griffin Industries heirs WCPO March 22, 2016 COVINGTON, Ky. – A federal judge in Covington has awarded $548 million to four daughters of John L. Griffin, whose Northern Kentucky waste-processing company was sold for $840 million in 2010 to Darling International Inc. In a series of Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/25/16)

Problems with Guardianship Abuse Leading to Calls for Reform ElderLawAnswers.com March 18, 2016 A growing problem with adult guardianship abuse is causing calls to reform the system. Vulnerable elderly can get caught in the guardianship system, being harmed and exploited by the very process that is supposed to protect them. A guardian is someone appointed Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/24/16)

Pelicans owner Tom Benson to be deposed in team ownership dispute (TX/LA) New Orleans Times Picayune March, 15, 2016 Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is expected to be deposed soon in his lawsuit seeking to take back his estranged heirs’ ownership in the teams, part of the ongoing bitter Benson family feud. But when, and for how Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/18/16)

Former hospice director pleads not guilty (TX) The Brownsville Herald March 10, 2016 EDINBURG — Monica Patterson, former Hidalgo County Pct. 2 Commissioner Hector Palacios’ daughter, went before a state district judge Thursday and pleaded not guilty to capital murder and charges of theft and misappropriation of funds from her previous employer. Patterson was arrested Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/14/16)

John’s Pizzeria family to go to court over their empire (NY) New York Daily News March 9, 2016 Where’s the dough? The fight over the John’s Pizzeria empire is giving new meaning to family style. On Tuesday, a New York appellate court judge gave Peter Castellotti — the 49-year-old son of late John’s Pizzeria matriarch Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/11/16)

Elder Guardianships: A Shameful ‘Racket’ Creators.com February 20, 2016 Betty Winstanley is a well-spoken, elegant and wealthy 94-year-old widow. And as she told me from her room at the Masonic Village retirement facility in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, “I feel like I am in prison. My life is a living hell.” Welcome to America’s twisted world of Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/10/16)

‘Eagles’ Randy Meisner’s Wife Shot To Death, Domestic Violence Suspected [Breaking News] (CA) The Inquisitr March 7, 2016 It’s been a bad few months for the Eagles, with the loss of Glenn Frey, and now the death of Randy Meisner’s wife by a gunshot wound. An hour and a half before the shooting, Meisner’s wife, Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/7/16)

Protection for seniors (FL) WFTV Orlando March 3, 2016 Charlotte, Florida — State Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, has carved out a well-deserved reputation as a champion for some of our most vulnerable citizens: foster children and people with disabilities. To that list she can add at-risk elderly Floridians. The Legislature recently passed a bill sponsored Keep Reading…

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Former Arizona legislator, probate reformer remembered as ‘relentless advocate’

It is with sadness that we report the passing of former Arizona lawmaker Laura Knaperek. After serving in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1996 to 2006, Knaperek became a lobbyist whose activities included probate reform. In 2011, she worked on behalf of Brad Lund, the grandson of Walt Disney, and his parents to change Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (3/4/16)

Songwriter’s Heirs Advance ‘Jungle Book’ Case (CA) Courthouse News Service February 29, 2016 LOS ANGELES (CN) – Disney must face a royalties lawsuit filed by the heirs of the writer of “The Bare Necessities” song from the 1967 animated hit “The Jungle Book,” a California appeals court ruled. Terry Gilkyson was a songwriter in the Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/29/16)

Quincy Jones’ Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson Estate to Go to Trial Hollywood Reporter February 25, 2016 A $10 million lawsuit filed by producer Quincy Jones over projects made after Michael Jackson’s death will proceed to trial this summer, after a judge denied the defendants’ motion for summary judgment on Thursday. In 2013 Jones sued Sony Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/26/16)

Heirs accuse Bethalto woman of wrongful property transfer (IL) Madison County Record February 23, 2016 EDWARDSVILLE – Three heirs of an estate as well as the estate administrator are suing a Belthalto woman, alleging a questionable real estate transaction. Michelle Chapman, Monica Winstead, Sheila R. Bowen and William Ressler Jr., as administrator of the estate Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/24/16)

Husband was watching home security footage from work when Indiana college administrator killed his wife and son, four, in fight over multi-million dollar family trust The Daily Mail February 19, 2016 A husband said he saw his wife’s uncle inside their suburban Indianapolis house via surveillance video before he went home and found her and Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/22/16)

Renee Benson wins legal fight for control of her mother’s $1 billion estate (TX/LA) San Antonio Express-News February 19, 2016 Renee Benson, estranged daughter of billionaire Tom Benson, wrested control away from her father over her late mother’s sprawling estate in a bitter 13-month legal battle that came to a close Friday. Renee Benson immediately Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/21/16)

Showdown looming in Benson estate fight (TX/LA) San Antonio Express-News February 18, 2016 The fight over the Benson family estate appears headed for a heated showdown in court Friday after cracks appeared in the mediated, out-of-court settlement the eve before it was to be presented in court. The agreement that billionaire Tom Benson reached last Keep Reading…

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