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Battles over seized European artwork reflect property rights attitudes

The Holocaust should serve as a reminder of the dangers in embracing public policy which creates laws that segregate people whether based on race, ethnicity, gender, age or anything else for specialized treatment under the law.  Such policies created an environment in which the asset looting that occurred was hardly the worst of atrocities committed, Keep Reading…

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Brewer: civil law dispenses justice?

Our friends at Ramparts360 recently posted a column about injustices being perpetrated in civil “justice” venues.  The Ken Brewer op-ed entitled Civil Law Dispenses Justice? makes important points on how civil courts are no longer about justice and instead are forums which invite predatory parties to exploit unfortunate or contrived circumstances for their own financial Keep Reading…

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‘Family Feud’ brings probate abuse to mainstream music

On their Hell on Heels debut album,  a new group called the Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Pressley) has a song entitled Family Feud. Heads up legal industry!  Country music has a long legacy of capturing American life stories.  When mainstream music picks up grave robbing and estate looting as one of Keep Reading…

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U.K. legal industry seeks to silence ‘Solicitors from Hell’ web site

Our favorite kinds of activists are those who know how to work an issue with style and flair – maybe adding humor, adopting an edgy writing style, using satire – something, anything more than a staid, dry presentation of information or opinion.  Solicitors from Hell, a U.K.-based web site, totally fits this bill. The site Keep Reading…

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Last Will and Embezzlement exposes exploitation, victimization of elderly

Last Will and Embezzlement, set for release fall 2011, is a documentary examining the exploitation and victimization of the elderly.  The project’s web site provides this description: Last Will and Embezzlement is a documentary which examines the exploitation and victimization of the elderly, inspired by the recent true-life events in the family of Starjack partner, Keep Reading…

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