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Charlotte woman considering suit against Marvin Gaye’s estate (NC)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A Charlotte woman says she plans to go after the the estate of the legendary Marvin Gaye, who recently won a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the writers of last summer’s mega hit “Blurred Lines.” Fonda Bryant is the daughter of soul singer, Johnnie Taylor. She never had a relationship with her Keep Reading…

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Legal battle begins over slain Covington doctor’s estate (LA)

Whether Kacie Breen committed murder when she shot her husband Wayne, a Covington physician, twice in the early morning of March 1 is being investigated by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, but the battle over his estate has already begun. Just five days after Breen was shot, attorneys working for Kacie Breen filed a Keep Reading…

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Guardianship abuse: Enough is enough (SA)

Men who use their guardianship duties to exploit women for cash and other benefits should be punished severely, several experts have said. This comes in the wake of an increasing number of cases being heard in the country’s courts about men seeking payment or physical relationships in exchange for helping the women under their guardianship Keep Reading…

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The covert eugenics agenda: Melodie Scott and Dr. Wouter Basson

It is a generally accepted axiom that one of the primary purposes of government is to protect its citizenry. The protection may manifest in one of two ways—as security against foreign foes or as a system to apprehend and punish members of the citizenry from transgressing against other citizens. This is generally called a “system Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson family feud: Renee Benson wants Texas trust battle back in probate court (TX/LA)

Renee Benson has asked a federal judge to move her Texas lawsuit against her father, Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, back to a state probate court as she seeks to remove the 87-year-old as trustee overseeing a collection of San Antonio car dealerships and other assets. Earlier this year, Bexar County Probate Judge Tom Keep Reading…

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Woman charged with exploiting grandparents in nursing home (MO)

NEOSHO, Mo. — A Granby woman was ordered bound over for trial Tuesday on charges that she drained more than $47,000 from the bank accounts of her grandparents while they were in a nursing home. At the conclusion of a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Newton County Circuit Court, Associate Circuit Judge Gregory Stremel found probable cause for Keep Reading…

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High school graduation panels: Academic punt or fair pass? (TX)

One of the battles currently underway in Austin. From Watchdog Arena: Due the the struggle high school students are having passing the mandatory state academic readiness exam to graduate, a bill before the Texas Legislature offers opportunity for individualized graduation committees to determine the attainment of public high school graduation requirements. Is this measure an Keep Reading…

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Marvin Gaye’s heirs say Thicke, Williams forced them into court (CA)

Marvin Gaye’s children said Thursday their successful copyright infringement case against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over “Blurred Lines” could have been avoided with a “conversation” and a “simple procedure” prior to the release of the summer 2013 chart-topper. Nona Gaye, Frankie Gaye and Marvin Gaye III, in a joint letter published on the website Keep Reading…

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Like Denton streets, Abbott graduation protest suggests UNT tolerance one-way (TX)

Throughout the Millennial Generation’s academic lives, the education industry – K-12 and higher ed – along with other politically correct institutions have enthusiastically promoted the theories of inclusion, diversity and tolerance.  The selection of Gov. Greg Abbott as University of North Texas keynote speaker at the school’s upcoming commencement ceremony is testing the practice of Keep Reading…

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Lawmakers, farmers urge repeal of estate tax

WASHINGTON – Opponents of a century-old tax on people who die with large estates said Thursday they are optimistic there is enough support in Congress to repeal the estate tax, despite opposition from many Democrats. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 22-10 Wednesday to do away with the tax, sending it to the full Keep Reading…

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Christie’s sued by Italian senator’s heirs over pink diamond

(Bloomberg) — The heirs of an Italian senator sued Christie’s International Plc over the sale of a rare diamond valued at more than $40 million that they say was stolen. Christie’s failed to investigate the rightful ownership of the “Princie Diamond” before auctioning it off in 2013, Senator Renato Angiolillo’s heirs said in the complaint. Keep Reading…

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Despite ‘poor’ local government spending practices, Texas continues to be ‘rich’ state

Texas has made some good policy decisions, but the greed-fueled, self-interested spending spree of school districts, cities and counties remains a major problem. From Watchdog Arena: Prosperity is a policy choice and Texas is poised to continue illustrating the power of pro-growth fiscal policies as people leave tax-heavy states. The impact state spending and tax Keep Reading…

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Dem suggests kids should be drug-tested before they can inherit from their parents

Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez offered a baffling defense of the death tax Wednesday during a hearing examining the sometimes unbearable burden it places on family farms and businesses. People receiving food stamps have to pass drug tests or meet work requirements to receive taxpayer dollars, Sanchez reasoned, so it’s only fair that those “lucky” enough Keep Reading…

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Man admits misappropriating $510K from brother-in-law’s estate (NJ)

A 60-year-old Princeton man admitted today that he misappropriated $510,000 from the estate of his brother-in-law, a former Madison resident, for use by his personal business, authorities said. Bernard W. Ozarowski pleaded guilty in Superior Court in Morristown to a charge of second degree misapplication of entrusted property, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in Keep Reading…

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Gavel guardians: Will Austin continue allowing lawyers and bankers to get rich off Texas’ elderly? (TX)

Residents and activists are looking on with keen interest as lawmakers in Austin are discussing new bills that could give probate judges even more power to place people under guardianship. For years, probate judges in Tarrant County and across the country have used far-reaching powers to strip vulnerable residents of their rights and their money. Keep Reading…

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