Category: Commentary

South Carolina AG wants reporter’s subpoena withdrawn in James Brown estate case

As a growing number of media outlets took notice of a subpoena issued by the state of South Carolina against freelance reporter Sue Summer over her coverage of “Godfather of Soul” James Brown’s estate, Attorney General Alan Wilson has issued a statement announcing his cancellation of the order which, in the context of recent proceedings, Keep Reading…


South Carolina AG’s hold on James Brown estate: doesn’t ‘feel good,’ seem right

Shining light on the dark side of estate management.  Since our 2007 launch, Estate of Denial® has been working to that end.  The state of South Carolina’s questionable involvement in “Godfather of Soul” James Brown’s estate provides a classic example of the “light” often missing as American property rights are threatened via illicit use of wills, Keep Reading…


State-sponsored looting appears to continue in James Brown estate case (SC)

The “Godfather of Soul” James Brown’s estate continues in a series of troubling actions that only further solidify the scenario in which the state of South Carolina’s involvement appears as a hijacking.  The situation has reached a new level as Sue Summer, a freelance reporter for The Newberry Observer, has now been served with a Keep Reading…


Texas dental clinic case shows lawsuit abuse harms, dental services threatened

Estate of Denial® featured a news release earlier this week on how increasing numbers of Americans believe “lawsuit abuse hurts economic growth, job creation and U.S. competitiveness.”  While questionable probate actions are routinely abusive legal cases, the spectrum of abuse hits on a host of other fronts and impacts – directly and/or indirectly – all Keep Reading…


‘Texas, It’s Your Money’ offers important local taxing entity information

An understanding of how and where tax dollars are spent along with the who and why of funds collected is critical for productive public dialogues regarding government transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility.  More taxpayers are becoming interested and engaged in just how their hard-earned dollars are being spent.  With that, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today Keep Reading…

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