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Property: Daughter has share but father has will (IND)

Despite a historic amendment in 2005, the Hindu inheritance law still suffers from gender bias. It is 10 years since the daughter has been brought on a par with the son under the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA). This historic amendment of 2005 never made much of a splash though, unlike other farreaching enactments of Keep Reading…

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Siblings at war over Hugh Green’s $400 million empire (NZ)

Philanthropist and multi-millionaire Hugh Green spent his final months trying to pull together a family that was pulling itself apart. Terminally ill, he was still capable of handling routine business, like the cattle trading he had done all his life. But the elderly patriarch was uncertain on big decisions concerning the control of his $400 Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson family feud: Estranged heirs appeal competency decision (TX/LA)

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson’s estranged heirs have appealed a judge’s decision finding the 87-year-old mentally fit to manage his empire, arguing Benson should have testified in his competency trial. A lawyer for the billionaire’s daughter, Renee Benson, and grandchildren Rita and Ryan LeBlanc said in a statement Wednesday (June 24) that Tom Benson’s refusal Keep Reading…

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Portsmouth Police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin fired (NH)

PORTSMOUTH — Subject of a disputed $2.7 million inheritance, police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin was fired Wednesday, announced Police Chief Stephen DuBois and Police Commission Chairman John Golumb. Goodwin was terminated from his position with the Portsmouth Police Department by DuBois, “with the full support of the Portsmouth Police Commission,” it was announced in a press Keep Reading…

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Disbarred attorney charged with stealing $34,000 in funds (NY)

A Flushing man who was disbarred from the practice of law in New York State in 2007 has been charged with pilfering approximately $34,247 in purported legal fees and other expenses from a client couple who had hired him to handle the estate of a friend in 2012. “Despite being disbarred five years earlier, the Keep Reading…

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