Category: Updates

Congratulations to Fort Worth Weekly’s Jeff Prince!

Congratulations to Fort Worth Weekly’s Jeff Prince on being named a recipient of this year’s Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’ Texas Gavel Award which honors “journalistic excellence in legal reporting.” From Fort Worth Weekly: Bang That Gavel Multi-talented Weekleteer Jeff Prince added another piece of hardware to his collection recently: a gavel, courtesy of Keep Reading…


On Texas primary runoff eve, who’s running your courts?

Watching Texas election campaigns and the current crop of candidates reminded us of a 2008 Estate of Denial® posting in which a Connecticut lawyer acted not only as a judge in three cases, but also as the lawyer. The case also caught our eye as this official was involved in some highly questionable probate cases. Keep Reading…


Grits for Breakfast blog highlights Texas abuse of power case case

At Estate of Denial® we talk much about legal abuse and public corruption.  This recent Grits for Breakfast post certainly highlights a troubling story that falls into such categories. Small-town justice: No recourse for alleged abuses of power Check out a story of alleged abuse of power by a rural prosecutor in this recent Texas Keep Reading…


McCay sentenced in 4949 Swiss Ave. estate case (TX)

Mark McCay, the antique dealer found guilty last month for attempted theft of more than $200,000 in connection with the estate of Mary Ellen Bendtsen and her residence at 4949 Swiss Ave. in Dallas, was sentenced today to four years probation, 30 days in the county jail and a $1,000 fine.  With up to 20 Keep Reading…


More on Michigan attorney facing contempt charges from Barden estate case

Here’s another article on the Michigan attorney potentially facing contempt charges in association with the Don Barden estate.  At issue is a response filed by attorney Steven Cohen in which he alleged that estate planning attorneys connected to Barden’s estate were following an unwritten “playbook” of rules among probate attorneys “to unnecessarily complicate the estate Keep Reading…

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