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EoD joins community groups in warning of barratry, predatory legal acts (TX)

Barratry, in a generic sense, refers to the generation of profit for legal services by an attorney who stirs up a dispute and encourages lawsuits in order to file what is typically a groundless claim.  Though illegal, it’s still a problem and with that, Estate of Denial® is pleased to join community organizations like Hispanas Keep Reading…

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Texas dental clinics provide new front in predatory litigation

Frivolous lawsuits are nothing new.  Neither are the contrived disputes Estate of Denial® routinely sees with abusive probate actions or other cases involving wills, trusts, guardianships or powers of attorney. Market conditions change and like any business, the legal industry adjusts to find new revenue-generating opportunity.  The legal system theoretically rights wrongs, but in today’s world, Keep Reading…

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Sentencing in 4949 Swiss Ave. estate looting case offers interesting insight (TX)

With yesterday’s sentencing of antique dealer Mark McCay, Dallas’ 4949 Swiss Ave. case involving the estate of Mary Ellen Bendtsen once again distinguished itself as an important example of the threats facing an unsuspecting public with regard to financial predators savvy at using probate venues and/or related legal instruments (wills, trusts, guardianships or powers of Keep Reading…

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Arizona’s Marie Long personifies ‘property poaching by probate’ threat

Laurie Roberts’ recent Arizona Republic column updating the status of Marie Long, a 90-year-old widow who has become Arizona’s symbol of probate corruption, illustrates the culture of corruption rampant within legal systems across this country.  Estate of Denial® was created in 2007 to educate an unsuspecting public as to how probate instruments (wills, trusts, guardianships Keep Reading…

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Philip K. Howard on a broken legal system where common sense is uncommon (TX)

Estate of Denial® was recently alerted to a compelling Philip K. Howard video which as we move through the 2012 election cycle contains important perspective that – whether they realize it or not – is impacting the lives of all Americans.  Howard is founder of Common Good, a nonpartisan, nonprofit reform coalition that offers new Keep Reading…

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