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Will concussion settlement promote the targeting of former NFL players in questionable guardianship actions?

An article entitled Judge denies initial approval of $760 million concussion settlement addressed how a U.S. District Court judge recently denied initial approval of a $760 million concussion settlement between the NFL and many of its former players. This brought to mind the case of former NFL player Jerry Eckwood. Eckwood, a Tennessee resident, was Keep Reading…

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‘Taking of Marie Winkelman’ exposes another guardianship case worthy of scrutiny (FL)

Probate abuse is an issue seen across the U.S. and Florida is certainly no exception. Estate of Denial® pal Dr. Rich Swier has launched a new e-magazine, DrRichSwier.com. Recognizing the growing threat guardianships can pose, Swier has written a great piece entitled The taking of Marie Winkelman 1-2-3 that exposes one more case of a Keep Reading…

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Holiday greetings, EoD returns Jan. 6

Wishing all our Estate of Denial® readers a most Merry Christmas and best wishes in the New Year! EoD will go dark Tuesday, Dec. 24, and resume posting on Monday, Jan. 6. Have a safe holiday – see you in 2014!

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Dollars from death (RI)

Prosecutors in a fraud case have released the names of investors who profited from a scheme to bilk insurance companies by using the names of terminally ill patients. Some of the dozens of names on the list are raising eyebrows. Estate planner Joseph Caramadre, of Cranston, was recently convicted of defrauding the firms of $46 Keep Reading…

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James Brown estate trustee refuses to ‘play nice’ as judge seeks additional trustees (SC)

Friends at national Watchdog Wire site posted a new Sue Summer article describing how Current Trustee In James Brown Estate Refuses Mandate to Serve With Other Trustees: At a May 29 status conference related to the controversial estate of music legend James Brown, Judge Doyet Early of Aiken vowed to rule the proceedings with a Keep Reading…

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