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Controversy continues in Kung Fu judge estate case (NY)

Anything you ever read about Judge Phillips’ estate and the subsequent legal battle suggests it as a likely contrived action.  This further details the ongoing convoluted matter: Relatives of the late Judge John Phillips Jr. are still trying to sell the Slave Theater on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy, while battling current occupants who deny they are squatters. Keep Reading…

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‘The Puppet Court’ highlights former county official’s public corruption case (OH)

Walter Olson at the Cato Institute is always a great source of interesting content related to the legal industry or legal venues.  Today is no exception as he uses a post One Way to Get Around Courtroom Camera Ban to highlight an Ohio television station’s clever approach to covering the federal racketeering trial of former Keep Reading…

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Bexar County probate judge v. Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Here’s an interesting ruling issued earlier this month by the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.  Note that the plaintiff-appellant, Tom Rickhoff, is a Bexar County Probate Judge and the defendants are members of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct. TOM RICKHOFF, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. SEANA WILLING, Official Capacity as Member of the Texas Keep Reading…

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New year may test Britney Spears’ conservatorship status

Came across this blog posting about Britney Spears’ conservatorship.  Unsure as to when it was written, but this blogger definitely “gets” the contrived reactions and exploitative nature that conservatorship/guardianship actions can create. I’m not actually a fan of Britney Spears or for that matter of pop music at all but when you see so many Keep Reading…

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‘Ace and Buck in the Probate Pit’ chronicles Colorado estate looting case

We’ve posted a troubling history of a Colorado probate case that so well defines how “proper estate planning” can be corrupted to thwart any protection or predictability as “sold” by many legal industry practitioners. Ace and Buck in the Probate Pit is the story of W.C. and S.C. Scott, co-trustees of the Sophia H. and Keep Reading…

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