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Will battle after North London man leaves £500k to builder who cleaned his gutters for free (UK)

A builder who refused to take payment from a pensioner for cleaning out his gutters has been left £500,000 in the man’s will – but now faces a bitter High Court battle. Daniel Bryan Sharp says he struck up a six-year friendship with Ronald Butcher after the job at his bungalow. But Mr Butcher’s family Keep Reading…

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Nate Dogg’s son gold digging widow pounced when Dad was mentally impaired

Nate Dogg‘s widow doesn’t deserve a single red cent of his estate — according to the hip-hop legend’s son … who claims the marriage was a sham and Latoya Calvin is just trying to cash in now. According to court docs … Naijiel Hale says Latoya caused the car accident that led to Nate Dogg having multiple Keep Reading…

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Texas legislature gambles with the lives of elderly and disabled

As the Senate decides whether to grant wards of the State of Texas due process rights–crumbs off of the master’s table–I sit disgusted that these men and women are our leaders, wondering how we managed to elect such reprobate “non-representing” representatives. I am also beside myself contemplating how grossly incompetent the lawyers must be to Keep Reading…

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Morgan Stanley fights claim by Home Shopping founder’s widow – filing (FL)

(Reuters) – The widow of the Home Shopping Network’s co-founder is seeking more than $170 million from Morgan Stanley in a case alleging, among other things, that the firm made excessive securities trades to boost commissions, according to a disclosure. An arbitration hearing in the case between Morgan Stanley and Lynnda Speer, personal representative for Keep Reading…

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Legal battle continues over late doctor’s remains, estate (TX)

Dr. Oscar Michael Reichert died Monday, May 4, but a week later, no funeral, memorial service or visitation has been set. Officials from a crematorium in Winnsboro report they have his remains. Bates Cooper Sloan Funeral Home officials report that they don’t yet know if there will be a funeral or memorial service, but if Keep Reading…

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Was an 81-year-old wife, mother and grandmother abducted by her own daughter or rescued from a bad situation? (OH)

Fourough Bakhtiar is wearing a magenta cardigan and a beige springtime hat in the Lorain County Justice Center in early April. Looking across the courtroom from behind big, thick-framed glasses, the 81-year-old wife, mother and grandmother is the center of her family’s universe, though none of them, except her son-in-law Phillip Presutto, are here this Keep Reading…

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Caretaker: Ernie Banks’ estate has memorabilia, not hidden riches (IL)

CHICAGO — A list of items left behind by late Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks includes his Hall of Fame ring and autographed baseballs from Bill and Hillary Clinton, but no big bank accounts or insurance policies. The Chicago Tribune reports that the list was filed in advance of a Wednesday hearing in Cook County Keep Reading…

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Woman arrested for forging new will after someone died (TN)

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Walnut Ridge woman was arrested Thursday for forging a will after someone else had died. On April 28, a victim told police that one of their relatives had died and she had found out that a new will had been entered into court two days after the death. The Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson family feud: Judge to rule on Texas jurisdiction in two weeks (TX/LA)

SAN ANTONIO — The complicated legal fight between Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his daughter over control of family assets in Texas will remain in limbo a little longer as a federal judge in San Antonio weighs which court should oversee the lawsuit. U.S. District Judge David Ezra heard arguments Thursday (May 21) over whether Keep Reading…

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Hoodwinked! Midnight hoist in the Texas House of Representatives

What happens when the rule of law increasingly bows to the whims and violations of unaccountable public officials? Lawlessness in every branch and a system of law that caters to the elite, not the people. Our system of law is slowly being eroded by those at the top levels of our government in every branch Keep Reading…

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Disbarred attorney charged with stealing $34,000 in funds (NY)

A Flushing man who was disbarred from the practice of law in New York State in 2007 has been charged with pilfering approximately $34,247 in purported legal fees and other expenses from a client couple who had hired him to handle the estate of a friend in 2012. “Despite being disbarred five years earlier, the Keep Reading…

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U.S. magistrate tells lawyers in Benson case not to expect a closed courtroom (TX/LA)

Tom Benson’s efforts to win back a measure of privacy amid a messy public squabble with his estranged relatives over the future of his business empire hit a snag Wednesday. A federal magistrate judge overseeing one of the fistful of lawsuits touched off by the dispute declined to grant a request that he impose a Keep Reading…

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O’Fallon man sentenced for bogus inheritance tale (MO)

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 54-year-old O’Fallon, Missouri man was sentenced Friday for scamming lenders by telling them he was the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar inheritance, U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said. According to court documents, Dana Jefferson would tell prospective lenders that he’d been left an inheritance from his deceased father’s estate, with the Keep Reading…

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Guardianship bills racing the clock (FL)

As lawmakers enter the final days of the regular legislative session, they have not resolved proposals aimed at shielding older Floridians from predatory private guardians who take control of the seniors’ assets. Nonetheless, Sen. Nancy Detert, a Venice Republican and sponsor of one of the guardianship bills (SB 1226), calls it her top priority of Keep Reading…

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Texas offers bright economic spot for Class of 2015

For all the Class of 2015 faces, glad Texas is offering at least one bright spot. From Watchdog Arena: Graduation can be a daunting time. It’s a common fear, so common that even the a cappella divas of Pitch Perfect 2 faced trepidation at thoughts of cutting that collegiate cord. But while new grads face Keep Reading…

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