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Court judgments create another budget deficit in Quincy (MA)

QUINCY – The record snowfall wasn’t the only thing that created a budget deficit in Quincy this year. The city’s ongoing legal battle with the Woodward School for Girls over the trust created by former President John Adams nearly 200 years ago has already cost the city $1 million in a court judgment, and it Keep Reading…

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Texas bill governing judges raises questions by judge over separation of powers

A longtime statutory probate judge in Harris County, Texas, is raising an issue which begs the question of where the legislature’s power over the judiciary begins and ends. It is his opinion, that Senate Bill 1876, relating to appointing attorneys, mediators, or guardians, via a rotating list, is unconstitutional as violative of the separation of Keep Reading…

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Texas legislature gambles with the lives of elderly and disabled

As the Senate decides whether to grant wards of the State of Texas due process rights–crumbs off of the master’s table–I sit disgusted that these men and women are our leaders, wondering how we managed to elect such reprobate “non-representing” representatives. I am also beside myself contemplating how grossly incompetent the lawyers must be to Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson family feud: Judge to rule on Texas jurisdiction in two weeks (TX/LA)

SAN ANTONIO — The complicated legal fight between Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his daughter over control of family assets in Texas will remain in limbo a little longer as a federal judge in San Antonio weighs which court should oversee the lawsuit. U.S. District Judge David Ezra heard arguments Thursday (May 21) over whether Keep Reading…

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Guardianship bills racing the clock (FL)

As lawmakers enter the final days of the regular legislative session, they have not resolved proposals aimed at shielding older Floridians from predatory private guardians who take control of the seniors’ assets. Nonetheless, Sen. Nancy Detert, a Venice Republican and sponsor of one of the guardianship bills (SB 1226), calls it her top priority of Keep Reading…

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