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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (11/1/15)

Kentfield Woman’s Heirs Battle Over $8M Inheritance (CA) CBS/SF Bay Area October 26, 2015 KENTFIELD (KPIX 5) — A Kentfield woman’s heirs are battling over the woman’s $8 million estate after one of her daughters says a gardener conned the woman into leaving him $3 million when she died. Attorney David Baer is representing Connie Doolittle’s Keep Reading…

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Clean Power Plan challenge lodged by Texas, West Virginia, other states

Carrying the torch for economic freedom and state sovereignty or “carrying the water for big polluters“? That’s the battle line drawn as Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton along with the state of West Virginia are set to lead a 24-state coalition in a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s newly-published Clean Power Plan rule. Though Environmental Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/31/15)

Self-absorbed millennials? Not the ones who are caregivers for their elders. The Washington Post October 24, 2015 Among the benefits of living in an industrialized society is the fact that, as medicine and technology improve, people live longer and the birth rate declines. But these advances may in fact make life harder for America’s youngest Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/30/15)

Charges dismissed in hostage case (NH) Fosters.com October 25, 2015 DOVER — A judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against a Middleton man indicted on charges alleging kidnapping, criminal threatening, robbery and theft.   Suicidal nurse cleared of fleecing French L’Oreal billionaire Expatica.com October 26, 2015 The former nurse of aged French L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/26/15)

Former clerk Kim Birge sentenced to six years in federal custody, ordered to make restitution (GA) Savannah Morning News October 24, 2015 Former Chatham County Probate Court Chief Clerk Kim Birge on Friday was sentenced to six years in federal prison and ordered to make restitution of more than $751,000 for her admissions to stealing Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/25/15)

The Lonely Death of George Bell The New York Times October 17, 2015 They found him in the living room, crumpled up on the mottled carpet. The police did. Sniffing a fetid odor, a neighbor had called 911. The apartment was in north-central Queens, in an unassertive building on 79th Street in Jackson Heights.   Keep Reading…

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Quiet for now, but potential storms brewing in Texas fracking battles

Though a new Yale University study vindicates hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, from responsibility for groundwater contamination, it’s not likely to quell controversy over the practice. And despite the state of Texas’ legal defeat of a Denton fracking ban, any current quiet over the issue is no sign of acquiescence. Understanding the upcoming storm first involves Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/24/15)

Is will bequeathing millions to the attorney who wrote it valid? That depends, says court (MI) ABA Journal October 9, 2015 Mark Papazian, a Michigan lawyer who drafted a will and trust for a long-time friend and client, must prove that he did not exert undue influence in order to keep the $14 million the Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/20/15)

Celebrity Daughter Turns Elder Abuse Battle Into Education and Awareness PRWeb.com October 16, 2015 Kerri Kasem, the daughter of the late American Top 40 DJ, Casey Kasem, is bringing national awareness to the forefront to help stop elder abuse with its Kasem Cares Conference on Aging. The educational goal of the Kasem Cares Conference on Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/19/15)

Oligarch’s widow fights ‘secret daughter’ in High Court battle over $1billion fortune (UK) The Telegraph October 15, 2015 The widow of an oligarch who died in a leading London hotel is battling his “secret daughter” in the High Court over possession of his $1 billion fortune. Kakha Bendukidze died in the InterContinental Hotel, on Park Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/18/15)

Judge dismisses suit by Bill Graham’s sons over inheritance (CA) San Francisco Gate October 12, 2015 A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the sons of the late rock impresario Bill Graham against their father’s executor, saying there was no evidence that the executor cheated them out of millions of dollars worth of concert Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/17/15)

 Children of ‘Red Duchess’ who married lesbian lover on deathbed in battle over legacy The Telegraph October 12, 2015 When an eccentric Spanish duchess married her long-time lesbian lover on her deathbed in 2008, the aristocrat’s three children saw it as the culmination of a betrayal of their right to inherit the family fortune. Luisa Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/16/15)

‘Mr. Holmes’ Copyright Lawsuit Settled Variety October 9, 2015 The estate of Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle has reached a settlement with the makers of the recent Sherlock Holmes movie “Mr. Holmes,” which the estate claimed infringed on stories that still remain under copyright.   Bank of America Settles Rothstein Lawsuit Days Before Trial was to Keep Reading…

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Temple ISD bond package reminds of need to review overall local government debt (TX)

Ahead of the Nov. 3 election in which Temple Independent School District voters will weigh in on a $136.5 million bond proposal, important opportunity exists to discuss Texas local government debt levels and the means by which today’s debt is grown. Understanding Texas’ overall local government debt picture is the first step toward responsible financial Keep Reading…

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Texas local debt creation: The mechanics of seeding and growing

The Nov. 3 election will bring new taxpayer-funded debt opportunity as voters weigh in on adding a total $9 billion – $12 billion or more with interest – to the state’s already hefty $328 billion debt load. Texans take pride in our fiscally responsible, small government image, but reality paints a different picture. In fact, Keep Reading…

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