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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…


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…


‘Efficiency’ brief filed in Texas public school finance lawsuit

As more than half of Texas’ 1029 public school districts await a Texas Supreme Court ruling on their lawsuit claiming the state provides neither adequate nor equitable funding, a newly-filed amicus brief by Americans for Prosperity asks the court to consider public school efficiency as a component of the litigation. AFP’s position is simple. Calling Keep Reading…


Hunt family estate case fits probate abuse pattern, court history (TX)

An Aug. 24 Houston Chronicle article highlights already embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s role in an estate case involving the two young daughters of Tanner Hunt, the now-deceased son of Dallas oil billionaire Ray Hunt and grandson Haroldson Lafayette “H.L.” Hunt. While Paxton, the state’s top defender of Texas laws, faces no specific legal Keep Reading…


Judge orders San Marcos to review petition signatures, add fluoride ban amendment to November ballot (TX)

City of San Marcos voters are closer to weighing in on a charter amendment seeking to ban the city’s fluoridation of its water supply.  Despite the city’s apparent commitment to disqualify a petition effort seeking this change, state Judicial District Court Judge Bruce Boyer late Friday ordered the city to review the petition signatures and, if Keep Reading…

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