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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…


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…


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…


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…


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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