Posts Tagged ‘probate court’

Judge rules Chatham County must pay probate judge’s attorney fees (GA)

Chatham County must pay the attorney fees of the county’s probate judge, who is suing the county over his compensation, a judge ruled on Tuesday. In his quick opinion from the bench, Liberty County Superior Court Judge Charles Rose Jr. said a conflict of interest exists between County Attorney Jon Hart representing both the county Keep Reading…


Judge tries to change guardianship system (OH)

Franklin County Probate Judge Robert G. Montgomery has long known there were problems with the way his court handled guardianships. Montgomery, who became the county’s probate judge in January 2011, said he was shocked to learn soon after his arrival that a handful of local lawyers serve as guardians for more than 1,000 people. Montgomery Keep Reading…


Court: Guardian can’t take new cases (OH)

Franklin County Probate Court has barred a lawyer who is under criminal investigation from obtaining any new guardianship cases. ’ The court has held hearings the past two months asking the lawyer, Paul S. Kormanik, to explain his billing practices. They were among the potential abuses exposed in a series of stories in The Dispatch Keep Reading…


Donald Sterling dealt blow with judge’s ruling on doctors’ reports (CA)

A Los Angeles judge Friday rejected one of the central arguments Donald Sterling has used in hope of maintaining a voice in his family trust and stopping his wife’s sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said he had no authority to throw out the testimony and Keep Reading…


Metro sued in probate court scandal (TN)

The court-appointed attorney for victims of a probate court scandal is suing Metro government for nearly $700,000, charging that a court official failed to monitor two cases and did not require the filing of mandatory annual reports. The two suits filed in Circuit Court by Paul Gontarek charge that Probate Master Robert H. Bradshaw was Keep Reading…

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