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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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Estate of Denial news clips (12/20/15 – 12/26/15)

Picture of innocence: Baby orphaned by terrorists at center of custody battle (CA) Fox News December 8, 2015 Suspicion surrounds the family of the jihadist couple who last week massacred 14 people in a terror attack at a Southern California office party — but there is one family member whose innocence is absolute: the couple’s Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (12/13/15 – 12/19/15)

Tom Benson offers to resign as trustee in Texas family dispute (TX/LA) New Orleans Times-Picayune December 14, 2015 Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson offered Monday (Dec. 14) to resign as trustee of a disputed family trust fund in Texas on the condition that his estranged daughter, Renee Benson, doesn’t take his place. Tom Benson, 88, filed a Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (12/6/15 – 12/12/15)

What in the World has Happened to the American People? New Eastern Outlook December 5, 2015 Like others in my generation, I remember proudly the response of the American people to the war in Vietnam. I remember the marches, the sit-ins, the protests. I remember the small Midwestern liberal arts college I first attended deciding Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (11/26/15 – 12/5/15)

Nevada’s Top Judge Wants Permanent Oversight of Guardianship System Las Vegas Review-Journal November 23, 2015 Nevada’s top justice wants to form a permanent Supreme Court committee that would monitor and analyze the state’s troubled guardianship system. Chief Justice James Hardesty made the recommendation during Monday’s meeting of the state’s commission analyzing the administration of guardianships. Keep Reading…

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Happy holidays!

Today marks the start of winter hiatus here at Estate of Denial®. It’s kicking off a little earlier than anticipated, but broken elbows have a way of altering even the best-laid plans. Aside from a few columns for which inspiration may strike, we’ll resume regular posting of articles mid-January. Happy Thanksgiving! May you have a Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (11/25/15)

Probate judge rules Sam DuBose’ daughter has control of his estate (OH) WLWT.com November 19, 2015 CINCINNATI —Probate court Judge Ralph Winkler ruled Sam DuBose’ daughter control of his estate Thursday. Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot and killed DuBose in July.   Settlement talks to begin in DuBose case (OH) Cincinnati.com Keep Reading…

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Africa, a cautionary tale of energy poverty if Clean Power Plan persists

At a gathering in Austin, Africa was held up as an example of energy poverty as a cautionary tale if the Obama administration continues imposing new, onerous environmental regulations like the Clean Power Plan. A panel at Texas Public Policy Foundation’s second annual “At the Crossroads: Energy and Climate Policy Summit” discussed energy poverty Thursday Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (11/24/15)

Court papers show bitter split as wife brutally attacked (MA) Boston Herald November 18, 2015 A Beverly man accused of strangling and nearly killing his wife Monday had filed for divorce in January after he claimed his wife withdrew $200,000 from a joint bank account and hid it from him, court documents said. Axel Scherer, Keep Reading…

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Energy exec: Power grid being used for political power grab

A political power grab of America’s power grid. That’s the assessment of Robert E. Murray, founder, chairman, president and CEO of Murray Energy Corporation. Speaking at the 2015 Texas Public Policy Foundation “At the Crossroads: Energy and Climate Policy Summit,” Murray characterized the Obama administration as “the greatest destroyer and enemy of available, reliable, affordable Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (11/22/15)

Jury awards $2.1M to heirs for charges against Glover (NV) Reno Gazette-Journal November 16, 2015 A federal jury awarded $2.1 million to the heirs of a man who charged that former Lyon County Public Administrator Richard Glover stole items from their father’s estate. The jury announced its verdict Tuesday in the suit originally filed against Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (11/20/15)

Marriage Concerns Insufficient To Warrant Guardianship (NY) Disability Scoop November 10, 2015 A family’s concerns about a 29-year-old man with Down syndrome wanting to marry are not sufficient reason to place him under guardianship, a judge has determined. The mother and brother of a man known as D.D. in court papers sought to become his Keep Reading…

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