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Britney faces two psych evaluations

Jan Heger March 10, 2008 PageSix.com (http://www.pagesix.com) http://www.pagesix.com/story/britney+faces+two+psych+evaluations Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing has concluded, after a physician’s report on the singer’s status was submitted and attorney Samuel Ingham gave the court an update on her well-being. Brit faces not one but two psychiatric evaluations in May, as both the probate court (where her conservatorship case Keep Reading…

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Justice often slow for elder crimes

Experts Seek Tools to Fight Rise in Abuse Thomas Goldsmith, Staff Writer (thomas.goldsmith@newsobserver.com or 919-829-8929) March 10, 2008 The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/991319.html CLINTON – So far, Mary Morris has spent three years and $73,000 to get back just part of the $475,000 that was withdrawn from her mother’s accounts by the relative Keep Reading…

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“You would not believe some of the stuff we see”

Fraudsters, Even Family Members, Prey on Elderly Ann Marie McQueen (ann.marie.mcqueen@sunmedia.ca) March 2, 2008 The Ottawa Sun http://ottsun.canoe.ca/News/OttawaAndRegion/2008/03/02/pf-4887288.html When she went to see her elderly dad at his nursing home, the 63-year-old woman, his primary caregiver and keeper of his power of attorney, found he was gone. Her older brother — the one her 87-year-old Keep Reading…

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Does power of attorney mean power to steal?

Madison Twp. Resident Guilty of Stealing from Woman  Tracey Read February 22, 2008 Tracey Read (TRead@News-Herald.com) The News-Herald (Willoughby, Ohio) http://www.zwire.com/site/printerFriendly.cfm?brd=1698&dept_id=21849&newsid=19321173  Janice Kucera smiled Thursday as a Madison Township woman was convicted of befriending Kucera’s octogenarian mother to get power of attorney over her. Lisa Hanusosky, 53, went on trial Tuesday in Lake County Common Keep Reading…

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Too many probate judges or too few ethics?

Too Many Probate Judges Op-Ed March 2, 2008 The Hartford Courant http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-probate.artmar02,0,2153907.story A recent story in The Courant about small-town probate courts with little reason to exist conjured up the image of a judge drumming his fingers on his desk, blank legal pad at the ready, looking out the window in vain for a customer; Keep Reading…

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