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Summer hiatus ahead

July is here and so is the Estate of Denial® summer hiatus. A busy few months are ahead so while new columns will be posted over the upcoming weeks, archiving probate abuse articles won’t resume until shortly after Labor Day. Hope everyone has a great and safe summer!

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Spat over Vanderbilt mansion gets nasty; even descendant Anderson Cooper isn’t spared (RI)

NEWPORT, R.I. –  The Vanderbilt family has fallen into a full-blown public spat with the nonprofit organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion called The Breakers. The conflict includes intimations that the Preservation Society of Newport County might sue or that it might evict the two Vanderbilts who still summer rent-free on the Keep Reading…

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Ohio Senate signs off on bill to allow probate judges to issue search warrants

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate signed off Thursday on legislation allowing probate judges to issue search warrants — a law change that was prompted by a court case in Stark County. SB 161 passed on a vote of 33-0 and heads to the Ohio House for further consideration. The legislation stems from a warrant obtained Keep Reading…

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Patrick Swayze’s family is at war with his widow — This time, they’re feuding over his estate

It’s been more than five years since Patrick Swayze passed away, but he still can’t rest peacefully — as his family and his widow, Lisa Niemi, are at war over the late actor’s ranch, Rancho Bizarro! A new report by Radar Online alleges the Dirty Dancing actor’s family wanted to turn his beloved ranch into Keep Reading…

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Report: Nearly half of Social Security disability beneficiaries were overpaid by government

Waste is a real and pressing issue in Social Security’s disability programs. According to a recent report by the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration, 44.5 percent of beneficiaries received more money than they were supposed to at some point between 2004 and 2014. Recipients enrolled before October 2003 were overpaid Keep Reading…

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Sonoma Co. counselor arrested for elder abuse and theft (CA)

Santa Rosa police arrested a self-employed counselor for elderly clients on suspicion of defrauding $26,000 from a woman over the last four months, a police sergeant said. Andrew Ross, 46, of Healdsburg, became a trustee of the 86-year-old woman’s personal checking account in October and made several electronic transfers to his personal accounts, Sgt. Lisa Keep Reading…

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Ex-legal secretary admits estate thefts (OH)

GREENVILLE — A former legal secretary who admitted to stealing from estates could be sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Lynette Foureman is to be sentenced Aug. 17 after pleading guilty Monday in Darke County Common Pleas Court to two counts of felony grand theft and one count of felony theft. She remains free Keep Reading…

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Family divided over millionaire’s mental competence (TX)

The fear of aging really is the fear of losing control of your life. Loss of control can manifest itself in a physical or mental deterioration that robs you of your independence. It also cam stem from intrafamily legal squabbles that turn you into a mere pawn of the guardianship process, forced to sit back Keep Reading…

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Finra files complaint against broker for trying to inherit $1.8M from client with Alzheimer’s (AZ)

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has filed a complaint against a broker who allegedly took advantage of a client with Alzheimer’s disease in attempt to inherit nearly $2 million. The regulator said that in 2009 John Waszolek, who was at UBS Wealth Management at the time, “took unfair advantage” of an 81-year-old client, identified Keep Reading…

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Celebrity daughter shares her fight against elder abuse (CA)

LAGUNA WOODS – Kerri Kasem, daughter of late radio personality Casey Kasem, spoke about her campaign against elder abuse June 15 at City Hall during a program presented by Laura’s House, a nonprofit aiding victims of domestic abuse. The event was held in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and aimed to educate the Keep Reading…

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Bobbi Kristina Brown update: $20M inheritance to be handed out in installments, Ian Halperin says

Ian Halperin, the investigative journalist who wrote a book about the late singer Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, said in his book that the 22-year-old will receive her $20 million inheritance in installments. She reportedly earned one of the installments on her twenty-first birthday. The structure of the installments is very straightforward, the Inquisitr Keep Reading…

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Myrtle Beach-area attorney suspended from practice (SC)

A Myrtle Beach-area attorney has been suspended from practicing law for three years as part of an agreement about misconduct since 2008 involving several lawsuits, probate court matters and post-conviction relief actions, according to a state Supreme Court opinion filed Wednesday. Justices ordered James Marshall Biddle to be suspended for three years, pay the costs Keep Reading…

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Judge rules B.B. King’s manager will continue to run his estate

Blues legend B.B. King’s longtime manager was appointed personal representative of his estate Thursday over the objection of five of his daughters. Clark County District Judge Gloria Sturman made the ruling after a hearing in the probate case. She said King’s plans were expressed in his 2007 will, which designated manager LaVerne Toney as the Keep Reading…

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Belgian doctors are euthanizing patients without their consent

(CNSNews.com) — A study published this month in the Journal of Medical Ethics examined the “deliberate” euthanasia of patients in Belgium without their explicit, voluntary consent as required by law. The study’s author, Raphael Cohen-Almagor, a professor of philosophy and ethics at the United Kingdom’s Hull University, found that life-ending drugs were used “with the intention Keep Reading…

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August court date set for Susan Van Note after mistrial in murder case (KS)

A Lee’s Summit lawyer now will go on trial Aug. 17 in the slayings of her millionaire father and his longtime girlfriend. Last week, when Susan Van Note was supposed to stand trial in Laclede County Circuit Court in Lebanon, Mo., a judge declared a mistrial before a jury was seated. Judge Kenneth Hayden said Keep Reading…

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