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Kim Birge, Chatham County sued in disputed missing Probate Court funds (GA)

The families of five children of victims of the 2008 fire and explosion at the Imperial Sugar Refinery on Thursday sued former Probate Court clerk Kim Birge, Chatham County and a bank for the alleged theft of money held in trust for the children. The suit, filed by attorney Brent Savage in Chatham County State Keep Reading…

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Texas attorney general requests review of same-sex marriage ruling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the state Supreme Court to review a probate judge’s order that found the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Probate Judge Guy Herman on Tuesday determined the ban unconstitutional in an order addressing a dispute over an Austin woman’s estate. Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir called his order Keep Reading…

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Rita LeBlanc loses seats on NFL committees as feud with grandfather continues (TX/LA)

Fired from her job as a high-ranking Saints executive, Rita LeBlanc also has lost her spot on two NFL committees, a league source said Thursday. LeBlanc — the granddaughter of Tom Benson, the owner of the NFL’s Saints and the NBA’s Pelicans — had served on the NFL’s Employee Benefits and International committees. But the Keep Reading…

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Travis judge rules Texas gay-marriage ban unconstitutional

A Travis County judge ruled Tuesday that the Texas ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but there was no rush to the altar after county officials — scrambling to understand the impact of the judge’s 3 p.m. order — decided against issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, at least for now. Travis County Probate Judge Keep Reading…

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Lawyer charged with stealing from wards, bilking burial (OH)

A grand jury has accused a Columbus lawyer who served as court-appointed guardian for more than 400 people of stealing from his wards and from taxpayers. Paul S. Kormanik was indicted on 11 charges yesterday. One is a first-degree felony accusing him of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a violation of Ohio’s RICO Keep Reading…

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