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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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B.B. King estate controversy continues after his passing

The death of blues legend B.B. King last week prompted heartfelt tributes around the world. Musicians from the famous to the obscure shared their memories of King’s playing, singing, showmanship, and warm personality. But there was a dark cloud hovering over the end of the bluesman’s life, one that still hasn’t been resolved. The long-running dispute between Keep Reading…

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$46 million civil case brought by Doug Morriss’ mother goes to trial (MO)

A case brought in 2012 by Doug Morriss’ mother, Barbara Burton Morriss, is going to trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court. A jury was being selected Monday morning for the case, in which Barbara Morriss alleged that Wells Fargo Bank or its predecessors breached its fiduciary duty when it allowed assets from two Morriss Keep Reading…

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Bell County moves closer to imposing hotel occupancy tax (TX)

Bell County is one step closer to a 2 percent hotel occupancy tax that will reportedly assist with renovations and upkeep of the Bell County Expo Center. HB 2019, a bill authorizing the imposition by certain counties of a hotel occupancy tax, was heard Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development. Keep Reading…

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State Bar Court judge rules to disbar S.F. lawyer for taking funds (CA)

A State Bar Court judge has recommended that a San Francisco attorney be disbarred for taking $55,000 from the trust fund of a client who was in prison. Michael Scott Keck removed the money to repay a debt to another client, lied to his imprisoned client and concealed his actions for four years, Judge Lucy Keep Reading…

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Lawyer accused of stealing from wards gives up law license (OH)

A Columbus lawyer charged with pilfering funds from his wards while serving as a court-appointed guardian is giving up his law license. Paul S. Kormanik submitted his application to retire or resign to the Ohio Supreme Court on Dec. 17, but it was not unsealed until yesterday. Disciplinary Counsel Scott Drexel submitted his investigative report Keep Reading…

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Woman sentenced for digging up dad’s grave for ‘real will’ (NH)

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his “real will” but found only vodka and cigarettes has been sentenced to 1 ½ to three years in prison. Melanie Nash didn’t speak during her sentencing Tuesday. She told police last year she dug Keep Reading…

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