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Elder abuse cases on rise (ME)

WALDOBORO, Maine —Elder abuse is a crime against senior citizens that is gaining the attention of law enforcement. Lincoln County has seen several cases in the past couple weeks. Elder abuse is a crime that often goes unreported, but people are starting to take note and officials are taking up the cause on behalf of Keep Reading…

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Family fights attorney getting millions from client’s will (MI)

LANSING – When Robert (Bobby) Mardigian wanted to put his substantial financial affairs in order, he turned to his longtime friend, Troy attorney Mark Papazian. The will and trust that resulted left the bulk of Mardigian’s fortune — more than $17 million after taxes when Mardigian died in 2012 — to Papazian and his two Keep Reading…

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Audit: State Medicaid program lost out on $27M from estates (MO)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Medicaid program could have recovered as much as $27 million from more than 30,000 estates of deceased patients but did not file claims in time, according to a statewide audit of federal programs released Tuesday. Federal and Missouri laws allow the state to recover Medicaid funds spent on a participant Keep Reading…

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Advocates tell Congress: Reform civil asset forfeiture now

In a recent hearing on “The Need to Reform Asset Forfeiture,” the Senate Judiciary Committee focused on how the property of ordinary citizens could be seized without them even being charged with a crime. Because current forfeiture laws treat property as “guilty until proven innocent” and often subject innocent owners to oppressive legal costs, Congress should Keep Reading…

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Defendant in Livermore financial elder abuse case pleads not guilty (CA)

HAYWARD — A former bank employee accused of defrauding an elderly Livermore man of $118,000 of his life savings pleaded not guilty Monday to three felony charges of financial elder abuse. Alejandro “Alex” Ojeda, a 28-year-old Dublin resident and ex-personal banker at a JP Morgan Chase Bank branch in Livermore, is accused of stealing a Keep Reading…

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CBS sued over ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Theme by composer’s family

Who knows whether U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg watches Hawaii Five-0, but thanks to something she wrote last year, the theme song may have to change. On Thursday, CBS was hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit from the children of the late Morton Stevens, a prolific, Emmy-award winning film and television score composer Keep Reading…

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Estate tax harms minority- and women-owned businesses

The United States now holds the distinction of maintaining the fourth-highest “death tax” in the world and the president’s recent budget proposal would put us at No. 1, according to a new international survey by Schoening Strategies and the Tax Foundation. It is lonely at the top, and costly, too, because the U.S. death tax Keep Reading…

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Legal battle for ‘Schindler’s list’ begins in Jerusalem

A preliminary hearing starts Wednesday in Jerusalem in a legal case that pits the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial centre against the estate of Oskar Schindler’s widow to decide who owns the legacy of the man who saved 1,200 Jews from the Nazis. Who owns Schindler’s list? That is the question to be decided by a Keep Reading…

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Children win family dispute over Ladue man’s $50 million fortune (MO)

CLAYTON — A bitter family dispute over a real estate magnate’s millions culminated on Monday when a jury decided the man’s socialite widow used undue influence to gain control of his company. The high-stakes drama has featured sensational allegations, a dash of Missouri political intrigue and a glimpse into the life of a wealthy Ladue Keep Reading…

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Real-estate heir blows $3.5M meant for charity on cars, hotels: suit (NY)

The heir to a Manhattan real-estate fortune squandered millions of dollars that was supposed to go to a Jewish charity, going on a spending spree that included fancy cars and posh hotels, according to court papers. The United Jewish Appeal claims it was supposed to get the remainder of a trust set up by building Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson family feud: Federal judge in Texas sets hearing on trust dispute (TX/LA)

A federal judge in San Antonio will hear arguments next month on whether the fight over control of Saints owner Tom Benson’s family assets in Texas should be kept in federal court or be sent back to a San Antonio probate judge. U.S. District Judge David Ezra set the hearing for May 21 at 10 Keep Reading…

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Trusts & estates lawyers are now moneymakers: Business of law

(Bloomberg) — Trusts and estates lawyers, once second-class citizens at some large corporate firms, have become revenue producers. And at firms including Loeb & Loeb LLP, McDermott Will & Emery LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, the departments, which often include lawyers who specialize in tax as well as trusts and estates, are anything but Keep Reading…

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National group observes Butler County judge’s courtroom (OH)

BUTLER COUNTY — A Butler County judge’s practice concerning the severely mentally ill is being studied as part of the possible solution to the nation’s escalating mental health crisis. A group of five people from as far as Arizona and Oregon recently visited Judge Randy Rogers’ Probate Court to see how the county handles Assisted Keep Reading…

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Cop’s relationship with $2.7M beneficiary wasn’t investigated (NH)

PORTSMOUTH — When police officials received complaints four years ago about Sgt. Aaron Goodwin’s involvement with an elderly woman, who later left the officer most of her $2.7 million estate, the only person they interviewed was Goodwin. That’s according to a deposition of police Capt. Frank Warchol, taken as part of a probate court dispute over Keep Reading…

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Push for regulation of private and public guardians (FL)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Imagine yourself reaching the age of 93, you are still healthy and you have wealth, only to become a prisoner of the legal system in your own home. It is a scenario being played out in hundreds if not thousands of Florida homes. The story of Ernestine Franks of Pensacola is compelling. Keep Reading…

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