Category: Updates

Flashback perspective on Bexar County Probate Judge Tom Rickhoff

As Bexar County Probate Judge Tom Rickhoff has been a major player in the Benson estate battle, this 2009 “profile in probate law”  offers some interesting insight. From San Antonio Business Journal: Over Tom Rickhoff’s career, he fought in the battlefields of Vietnam, spent several years prosecuting the Mafia in New Orleans, and sat on Keep Reading…


‘Surprised’ judge to hear cop’s inheritance case Tuesday (NH)

PORTSMOUTH – A judge will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether or not two internal police reports, pertaining to police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin’s $2.7 inheritance, should be made public. Judge Gary Cassavechia issued an order scheduling the Jan. 27 hearing, while noting he’s “surprised” that Goodwin has not filed a court pleading “addressing such concerns Keep Reading…


Judge orders release of emails in James Brown estate lawsuit (SC)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails concerning the diary of James Brown’s widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer’s estate. Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. on Friday told the state Attorney General’s Office it has 10 days to produce the documents, Keep Reading…


Overlawyered blog reminds of insanity/abuse routinely populating our legal system

Came across this great post by Walter Olson at Overlawyered. At my Cato blog Overlawyered I’ve been pulling together month-by-month highlights of stories from last year. I’m currently up to October in the series. Here’s a small sampling of my favorites: “EEOC to Court: Never mind whether we use background checks too.” Forfeiture: “Iowa Troopers Steal $100,000 in Poker Keep Reading…


EoD winter hiatus underway

Today marks the start of a winter hiatus here at Estate of Denial®. Aside from a few columns for which inspiration may strike, we’ll resume regular posting of articles mid-January. We hope everyone has a safe and joyous holiday season. See you in the new year!

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