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Ranking on Texas’ litigation environment worsens

A new national ranking suggests generally improved views of state legal climates, yet the Lone Star State’s litigation environment doesn’t fare so well. For its 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform commissioned the Harris Poll to examine the levels of fairness and reasonability with which U.S. businesses Keep Reading…

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Glossip execution postponed for two weeks (OK)

Despite a focus on probate abuse, Estate of Denial® also follows other legal system corruption with great interest. The Oklahoma case involving Richard Glossip certainly appears to be just that and though the Death Row inmate was scheduled for execution this afternoon, a stay has now been issued. One of the early reports: Only three Keep Reading…

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Media coverage reminds of need to shine light on dark side of estate management (TX)

Piling on or piling up? As Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces felony state securities fraud charges, a recent Dallas Morning News op-ed suggests additional probate misconduct on the heels of a Houston Chronicle article detailing the state’s top law enforcement official’s questionable role in a Collin County case. While some may characterize both the Keep Reading…

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Appeal denied in Dallas’ 4949 Swiss Ave. estate looting case (TX)

Score one for justice as the Fifth District Court of Appeals this past week upheld the trial court’s judgment in the case of Mark McCay, the Dallas antique dealer convicted in 2012 for conspiring to exploit Mary Ellen Bendtsen’s declining mental (and physical) state such that she signed a will leaving her iconic 4949 Swiss Keep Reading…

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Oklahoma’s Glossip case: Irreversible mistake on top of misjustice?

Richard Glossip is scheduled to be executed by the state of Oklahoma on Sept. 16. A Dr. Phil episode highlighting his case aired early last week. Years of following probate abuse – the corruption surrounding probate courts and the calculated misuse of legal instruments like wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney – have left Keep Reading…

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