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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…

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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…

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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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Ex-justice: Guardians need rules (OH)

A former Ohio Supreme Court chief justice says legislative action likely is needed to change a system that is failing to protect some of Ohio’s most vulnerable residents. “The guardianship system must be repaired,” said Eric Brown, who is also a former Franklin County Probate Court judge. “In large counties with thousands of guardianships, such Keep Reading…

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Children with guardians often forgotten by courts (OH)

Court oversight of many Ohio children placed in a legal guardian’s care ends almost as soon as it begins. Most probate courts don’t know where the children live. They don’t track where they go to school. They don’t know whether they are safe. The children are assigned a guardian by a probate court because they Keep Reading…

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