Category: Commentary

Marshall fortune still pursued

Anna Nicole Smith estate still pursuing Marshall fortune Lou Ann Anderson June 30, 2009 Marshall v. Marshall, the near 15-year-old legal battle initiated by Anna Nicole Smith (a.k.a. Vickie Lynn Marshall) against the family of her late husband, J. Howard Marshall II, returned to a Seattle courtroom last week as oral arguments were made Keep Reading…


How health care reform can impact probate abuse

Obamacare a Potential Boon for Estate Looters, Probate Abusers Lou Ann Anderson August 11, 2009 Might American seniors experience a new form of elder abuse under Obamacare?  Health care reform is a hot topic across this country and Saturday afternoon brought an extra intensity to the Texas heat in downtown Austin as Obamacare was Keep Reading…


Legal industry silent on Astor estate attorney culpability

The Sound of (Legal) Silence Lou Ann Anderson June 14, 2009 Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) actions in which probate venues and/or probate instruments (wills, trusts, guardianships or powers of attorneys) are used to loot assets of the dead, disabled or incapacitated are becoming increasingly common.  A Manhattan trial is underway in which Anthony Keep Reading…


Astor (alleged) estate looting reflects grave robbing trends

Grave Robbing Affects More than Astor-nomical Estates Lou Ann Anderson April 29, 2009 In life, Brooke Astor represented the best of New York high society exemplifying gracious living and philanthropic generosity.  That she, in her last years, would become an alleged victim of elder abuse was unimaginable.  And in death, Brooke is still making Keep Reading…


More on today’s grave robbers

21st Century Grave Robbers:  Exploit the Dead, Harm the Living, Part 2 Lou Ann Anderson February 9, 2009 Looting estates by using wills, trusts or guardianships to divert assets in a manner contrary to the known wishes of a decedent or disabled/incapacitated person is a growing trend.  Cases occur in the U.S. and throughout Keep Reading…

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