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Peter Kelly removed as executor of the Mary Thibeault estate/missing pieces remain (CAN)

We reported this morning, Peter Kelly is being removed as executor of the Mary Thibeault estate effective October 1. That’s also the date that Kelly must provide a full accounting of the estate while it was in his control. In January, the court will review that accounting. But the accounting won’t be complete unless it Keep Reading…

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SA woman sues Starbucks, claims was scalded by hot tea (TX)

A San Antonio woman is suing Starbucks, claiming that the lid fell off a cup of hot tea she ordered and it burned her when the tea spilled into her lap, 1200 WOAI news reports. Christina Sturgess did not state in her lawsuit how much in damages she wants from the Seattle based coffee company, Keep Reading…

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South Carolina AG wants reporter’s subpoena withdrawn in James Brown estate case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

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Texas raps knuckles of rude appeals court judge

HOUSTON (CN) – A state appeals court judge was publicly reprimanded for calling Brazoria County officials “a bunch of backwoods hillbillies” because they jailed a friend’s teen-age daughter overnight. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct issued a public reprimand to Jim Sharp, claiming he used his position to try to get a friend’s daughter out Keep Reading…

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James Brown estate case reporter slapped with subpoenas (SC)

When the judges responsible for distributing the estate of the late musician James Brown started refusing freedom of information requests from the estate’s former trustees last year, a 60-year-old, semi-retired freelance reporter named Sue Summer wondered why. She started reporting on the squabbles over Brown’s estate for her local paper, the Newberry Observer, when she Keep Reading…

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