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Spouse of homicide victim fights for share of estate (PA)

The estranged husband of a Scranton homicide victim is fighting a judge’s ruling that bars him from receiving any part of her estate based on claims he “deserted” her prior to her death. Donald Talerico of Scranton argued that although he and the victim, Kathleen Talerico, were separated, their divorce was never finalized. That entitles Keep Reading…

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Family of former mayor Tony Williams in probate court over mother’s will (DC)

During the eight years Anthony A. Williams served as mayor of the District, his mother, Virginia E. Hayes Williams, was a familiar fixture around the city, representing her son at official functions and social events so often that she was known as the District’s “first mother.” Some 10 years before her death last year at age Keep Reading…

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Judge denies look at Erceg documents (NZ)

Michael Erceg’s brother has been denied access to documents that would reveal who got what from two trusts set up by the late multimillionaire and liquor magnate. Erceg was the founder of ready-to-drink beverage company Independent Liquor and was estimated to be worth $620 million at the time of his death almost a decade ago. Keep Reading…

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Psychiatrist testifies in ‘very important day’ in trial of Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson (TX/LA)

Testimony in the trial to determine whether Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has the mental acuity to continue making his own business decisions turned from emotional to clinical Thursday, as his estranged relatives ceded the witness stand to a geriatric psychiatrist they chose to evaluate the 87-year-old businessman earlier this year. Dr. Ted Bloch Keep Reading…

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Report exposes targeting of Tarrant County woman by probate court (TX)

Al Jazeera America reports on the case of Dorothy Luck, a target of Tarrant County’s probate courts. Imagine losing control of the most basic decisions in your life: the right to speak for yourself, how to spend your money or even what medicines you should be taking. Dorothy Luck was in a dispute with family Keep Reading…

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