Category: Updates

Last will and contempt? The pain of being disinherited

Last will and contempt? The pain of being disinherited. Estate disputes can get oh so ugly.  And contempt – it can be a powerful motivation.  From the article: Some do it with malice. Others, through a misguided notion that money or family heirlooms don’t really matter to the person. Whatever the reason, the plight of Keep Reading…


Former Liberty County judge will go to trial for FEMA-related fraud charges (TX)

We continue having an interest in the trial of former Liberty County Judge Phil Fitzgerald because of his past legal history of alleged probate abuse.  Background on that case can be found in our 2011 post Former Liberty County (TX) judge indicted for fraud, tied to trust dispute. Here’s the latest: In a stunning turn Keep Reading…


Huguette Clark possessions attract attention on multiple fronts

To catch up a little bit on activities surrounding the Huguette Clark estate, Bill Dedman reports: The jewels of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark go on auction The $10 million Degas ballerina, heiress Huguette Clark and the tax man


Unions find new asset-looting mechanism (MI)

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy does great work.  We’ve enjoyed hearing a few of their folks speak at various events and always find their perspective interesting from both policy and presentation standpoints.  This issue regarding SEIU and the state of Michigan is no exception: Michigan Republicans are backing the SEIU’s bilking of parents of Keep Reading…


Family feud addressed in obit (FL)

Here’s an interesting story from the Huffington Post: One of my first assignments in my first real job in journalism was writing obituaries for The Milwaukee Journal. I found it a little daunting at first, this job of writing about the dead. But that changed after a phone call with a woman whose daughter had died Keep Reading…

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