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Duke heirs claim stepmom sold off family heirlooms

The twin teen heirs to Doris Duke’s $60 million fortune say their “wicked stepmom” is selling off their family heirlooms, including a million-dollar firearm collection, without giving them a dime. Georgia and Walker Inman, both 15, want felon stepmom Daralee Inman to answer for spending $328,000 of a $8 million trust fund that their father Keep Reading…

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Amanda Bynes’ bong-tossing case may be resolved in next Manhattan court appearance

The bizarre bong-chucking case against wig-loving troubled actress Amanda Bynes could be resolved by her next appearance in December. Her attorney, Gerald Shargel, appeared briefly in Manhattan Criminal Court on her behalf Thursday morning and reported she may not be released from a UCLA psychiatric hospital by then. “If she’s not able to be here Keep Reading…

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Beckley attorney’s law license suspended (WV)

SOPHIA — After failing to pay restitution for neglecting an estate closing, a Beckley attorney’s license is being suspended. Karen E. Acord first faced disciplinary action in May 2012 for neglecting Anna Diem’s estate, failing to timely file certain documents and failing to communicate with the heirs, according to Supreme Court documents. The Hearing Panel Keep Reading…

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Shamed solicitor stood to make £150,000 from wills of elderly women clients (UK)

A solicitor was suspended after drawing up wills for elderly clients which would have seen him inherit £150,000. Richard Davies, who had been a partner of Neston-based RBM Davies and Partners, now in liquidation, was suspended for three years after a solicitors disciplinary tribunal in May where he admitted drawing up wills for two elderly Keep Reading…

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Bar: Lawyer took $500K from dead clients (CA)

A La Jolla attorney is facing discipline from the State Bar of California after he allegedly took more than $500,000 from his deceased clients’ estate without the court’s permission, which prompted at least one beneficiary — the American Cancer Society — to sue him. The State Bar claims that James McGowan, 76, paid himself nearly Keep Reading…

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