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Estate of Denial news clips (2/17/16)

$100000 Probate Bills? Bar Wants Lawmakers to Reduce Estate Fees (CT) Connecticut Law Tribune February 12, 2016 In the past year, Connecticut has gained a national reputation as a bad place to die. Now state lawmakers are being asked to do something about it. If they don’t, some trust and estate lawyers say that litigation Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/15/16)

Bill to alter state’s guardianship laws moves to House on 6-5 vote (UT) Deseret News February 11, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — Legislation that would remove the requirement that potential wards have legal representation in guardianship proceedings under limited circumstances is before the Utah House of Representatives. HB101, sponsored by Rep. Fred Cox, R-West Valley Keep Reading…

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Is today’s high cost, often low value college experience something to love?

“Because your degree was your second love at UNT…” reads a Valentine’s Day card recently sent to alumni by the University of North Texas.  While designed to conjure warm, fuzzy images of past college experiences, this card, sent by the Division of Advancement, also reminds why savvy education consumers increasingly question the cost and value Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/14/16)

Doctors Have Key Role in Fate of Sumner Redstone’s Company Stakes, Like Viacom The Wall Street Journal February 6, 2016 After barely surviving a Boston hotel fire in 1979, Sumner Redstone was treated for his injuries at Massachusetts General Hospital. The media mogul showed his gratitude by donating millions of dollars to its burn unit. Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/12/16)

Guilty pleas stand for convicted Rhode Island estate planner My Fox Boston January 14, 2016 BOSTON (AP) — The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will not reconsider a Rhode Island estate planner’s bid to withdraw guilty pleas to charges that he ran a $46 million investment scheme targeting the terminally ill. The Providence Journal Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/7/16 – 2/8/16)

Former Enfield State Rep Loses Probate Battle With Sister (CT) Patch.com February 4, 2016 A long legal battle between a former state representative and his sister over their father’s estate ended Thursday with a ruling by a probate court judge. The proceedings between former Rep. Stephen Jarmoc and his sister, Dr. Laura Jarmoc, concluded with Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/4/16 – 2/6/16)

13 years later: Dixfield cats waiting for inheritance (ME) River Valley Sun Journal January 31, 2016 When Barbara Thorpe died in 2002, she left the bulk of her $200,000 estate “for the purpose of providing shelter, food and health care for abandoned and unwanted cats in the town of Dixfield.” Over the past 13 years, Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (2/1/16 – 2/3/16)

Disney Fighting For “The Bare Necessities” American University Intellectual Property Brief January 30, 2016 Seeking to recover unpaid royalties, the heirs of Terry Gilkyson, composer of “The Bare Necessities,” revived a dismissed case against the Walt Disney Company, seeking royalties for all physical copies of the composer’s music. The heirs argued that the Los Angeles Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (1/27/16 – 1/31/16)

Woman, 59, sues her husband, 90, of 20 years after he secretly divorced her months after their wedding ‘to protect his assets’ (NY) The Daily Mail January 24, 2016 A woman is suing her husband of 20 years after he secretly divorced her months after they were married to protect his assets, she says. Cristina Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (1/24/16 – 1/26/16)

Lawyer Awarded $350,000 Based On Negative Online Reviews Posted By Former Client (FL) Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli January 22, 2016 A Florida appeals court upheld a judgment of $350,000 in a lawsuit filed by a lawyer against her former client alleging defamation based on negative reviews of the lawyer posted on the internet Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (1/22/16 – 1/23/16)

Battle over Portsmouth woman’s estate continues (NH) The Union Leader January 21, 2016 PORTSMOUTH — Five months after Probate Court Judge Gary Cassavechia overturned the 2012 will of a wealthy woman who gave a large portion of her $2.7 million estate to Portsmouth police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin, beneficiaries under her 2009 will are still arguing Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (1/17/16 – 1/21/16)

Two medical colleagues duel over Sumner Redstone’s mental fitness Business Insider January 18, 2016 (Reuters) – Doctors Stephen Read and James Spar are collaborators on a chapter of a forthcoming psychiatry textbook, colleagues at UCLA’s medical school and go-to court experts on the evaluation of mental fitness in the elderly. In the 2014 fight over Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (1/10/16 – 1/16/16)

Editorial: Connecticut should return funding to probate courts New Haven Register January 7, 2016 A change in the probate fee schedule is causing jitters among some Republicans and the probate court administrator. They say that if legislators fail to reconfigure changes made last year to the probate court fee schedule, it could drive wealthy individuals Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (1/3/16 – 1/9/16)

An Aging Society Changes the Story on Poverty for Retirees The New York Times December 22, 2015 One of the great success stories of the 20th century was the decline in poverty among the elderly. That story, however, is starting to change. A typical American worker in the middle rung of the earnings ladder — Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (12/27/15 – 1/2/16)

Court decides Reichert estate goes to ex-wife (TX) The Daily Tribune December 8, 2015 The estate of the late Dr. Oscar Michael Reichert was settled Monday. At the close of a court hearing Monday, Dec. 7, Denise Reichert was named the sole beneficiary and took the oath of independent executrix of the will and estate Keep Reading…

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