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November election brings Texas new taxpayer-funded debt opportunities

Despite Texas already carrying record local government debt, the Nov. 3 election will bring opportunity for voters to add more than $9 billion – $12 billion or more with interest – to the state’s already hefty $328 billion debt load. Texas’ highest debt is with our school districts at $111 billion and closely followed by Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/11/15)

Lawmakers Seek To Shield Seniors From Shady Guardians (FL) CBS Miami October 9, 2015 TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – A Southwest Florida lawmaker is renewing a push to better protect elderly Floridians from unscrupulous guardians who take control of seniors’ assets. The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee this week approved a bill (SB 232), filed by Keep Reading…

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Texas student debt: Outstanding loans, default rates and what this means

Today’s $1.3 trillion federal student debt includes $103 billion of loans in default, according an August 2015 Government Accountability Office report. Student loan amounts are at record highs and new government numbers detail just how well those debt obligations are being met. While Department of Education data shows the national student loan default rates dropping Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/9/15)

Appeals Court Rules for Heirs of Santa Claus Song Composer (NY) ABCNews.com October 8, 2015 “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” is comin’ back into the hands of the heirs of a songwriter who composed it. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City reversed a lower-court judge Thursday and ruled in Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/7/15)

Convicted guardianship lawyer died of suicide, attorney says (OH) The Columbus Dispatch October 5, 2015 Paul S. Kormanik, a Columbus lawyer who was convicted of bilking people he was paid to protect, was found dead on Monday morning in his Upper Arlington home. The Franklin County coroner confirmed his death and said that her office Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/5/15)

Estate of late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon locked in a bitter battle with the new owner of his beloved dog who says he has not received $140,000 annual allowance to care for the canine The Daily Mail September 30, 2015 The estate of Sam Simon is locked in a bitter battle over his will – Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/4/15)

Priest took more than $250K from ‘grandmas’ at wealthy church, authorities say (NJ) NJ.com October 2, 2015 He called them his grandmas. The Rev. Alex Orozco befriended the elderly women shortly after his assignment to St. Rose of Lima parish in Short Hills. Orozco was a new priest, charming and kind and afire with enthusiasm. Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/3/15)

UCLA and Hannah Carter heirs settle suit over Japanese garden in Bel-Air (CA) Los Angeles Times September 30, 2015 UCLA said Wednesday that it has settled a long-running legal dispute over a donor’s gift of a house and Japanese garden in Bel-Air. Under the agreement, UCLA will be allowed the sell the property near the Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/2/15)

Accidentally On Purpose: Washington Court Finds Coverage For Contempt Of Court Based On “Misunderstanding” JD Supra September 30, 2015 Professional liability policies cover claims based on the insured’s alleged negligent acts, errors or omissions, and not claims for “sanctions or penalties” for “willful” professional misconduct.  But the insurer’s duty to defend is very broad.  Recently, Keep Reading…

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Texas economy poised for hit as EPA proposes new ozone regs

By prompting lost jobs, hefty compliance costs and rising electricity rates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest ozone regulation proposal isn’t just another government regulation. In fact, new analysis suggests Texans should prepare to experience massive changes not only within their economy, but also to their way of life. In November 2014, the EPA proposed Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (10/1/15)

Bobby Brown “Pleased” About Ruling Over Bobbi Kristina’s Cause Of Death (GA) Refinery29.com September 28, 2015 UPDATE: Bobby Brown’s attorney, Christopher Brown, has issued a statement in favor of the court’s ruling to keep Bobbi Kristina Brown’s cause of death sealed. He also spoke out against Nick Gordon, who is being sued for wrongful death Keep Reading…

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Glossip execution again stayed (OK)

The case of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip took another interesting turn today. Just minutes before his scheduled execution, Gov. Mary Fallin once again called it off. From NBC News: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin halted the execution of Richard Glossip at the last minute on Wednesday after prison officials tried to go forward with Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (9/29/15)

Guardianship battle spills to street (MI) Traverse City Record-Eagle September 27, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY — Sunshine from a clear blue sky kissed the brightly colored signs Erica Canfield and her friends held high in the air facing Munson Medical Center. Their message was clear: “Free Hannah G.” “Hannah G” is Savannah Garcia, 20, an autistic Keep Reading…

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Probate abuse clips from EstateofDenial.com (9/28/15)

Millionaire widow loses battle in guardianship struggle with sons (TX) San Antonio Express-News September 26, 2015 You could spend a few years observing court hearings and never see anything more awkward than the scene I witnessed Tuesday morning. Seated side by side at a small table in Probate Court No. 2, you had two attorneys: Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (9/24/15 – 9/27/15)

Attorney Ordered to Pay Back Funds to Sullivan Estate (TX) San Angelo LIVE! September 24, 2015 Ten lawyers—one of them present by telephone—converged in a small Tom Green County courtroom before Judge Brock Jones on Sept. 14 to discuss taking up sanctions against attorney John Young for violating a court order to cease using funds Keep Reading…

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