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Anthony Marshall gets temporary reprieve from prison sentence for looting Brooke Astor’s estate (NY)

Brooke Astor’s octogenarian son won a temporary reprieve from prison life on Friday, when a judge ruled he could stay out while continuing to appeal his conviction for swindling the late philanthropist’s $185 million fortune. A frail-looking Anthony Marshall, 88, was wheeled before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice A. Kirke Bartley for a brief appearance Friday Keep Reading…

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An update on Texas district attorneys’ questionable conduct

A recent article queried Texas district attorneys and misconduct: isolated practices or bigger pattern? Updates on three public officials – Travis County’s Rosemary Lehmberg, Williamson County’s Ken Anderson and Dallas County’s Craig Watkins – again remind of that question. Read the full article at Texas District Attorneys’ Questionable Conduct Continues Making Headlines.

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Suspended lawyer faces lawsuit in a conservatorship case (TN)

A Nashville attorney whose law license already is under suspension for misappropriation of a ward’s funds is being accused in a civil suit of misappropriating at least $450,000 from a now-deceased elderly woman whom the courts had entrusted to his care. In the suit filed in Davidson County Circuit Court, John E. Clemmons has been Keep Reading…

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West residents: Beware legal ads, lawyers trolling for explosion litigation treasure (TX)

As lawyers troll for litigation treasure in the wake of the West Fertilizer Co. explosion, impacted parties should understand the potential for illegal activities perpetrated by lawyers and other hypocrisy that comes with the brand of “justice” being promoted. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the filing of two explosion-related lawsuits, one by a group of four Keep Reading…

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Woman’s fortune should go to grandson, not police sergeant, says lawyer (NH)

PORTSMOUTH — About $300,000 in a will, left to police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin by an elderly resident whose competency is being challenged, should legally go to her grandson, said attorney Paul McEachern. The resident, Geraldine Webber, died in December at age 94, seven months after she endorsed a new will and trust that names Goodwin Keep Reading…

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