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Charity loses courtroom bid for Nina Wang’s $14 billion fortune

Hong Kong’s highest court has ruled that a charity entrusted with the late property tycoon Nina Wang’s multibillion-dollar estate will have to follow her will to the letter. The Chinachem Charitable Foundation saw its final attempt to exercise greater control over Wang’s HK$82 billion (S$14 billion) fortune quashed by the Court of Final Appeal on Keep Reading…

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Judge sucking cash from woman with dementia’s estate: suit (NY)

A Hamptons judge once censured by the state took advantage of a wealthy, legally blind, dementia-stricken Manhattan woman just so he could suck legal fees out of her estate, according to a lawsuit. So many strangers had been worming their way into 85-year-old Frances Coles’ life in the years before she died, her daughter Diana Keep Reading…

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Family still fighting to recover losses from state’s handling of man’s properties (ME)

ROCKLAND, Maine — Mediation has failed to resolve a legal battle over the state’s sale of a waterfront home for less than half its value while the owner was in a mental hospital. Two lawsuits remain in progress in the state’s Business and Consumer Court in Portland over the Owls Head property sale, damage to Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson fails to move Texas case to federal court (TX/LA)

As he prepares for a second week of testimony in a New Orleans competency hearing, Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson suffered a setback Tuesday (June 9) on another legal battlefront as he tries to maintain control of his multibillion-dollar fortune. A federal judge declined to take up a lawsuit over a trust fund that controls Keep Reading…

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Dispute over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation

ATLANTA — A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation, and lawyers for both sides said today they hope for a lasting resolution to issues that have long divided the civil rights icon’s heirs. The three surviving King children — Martin Keep Reading…

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