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Benson case in San Antonio moved to federal district court (TX/LA)

Lawyers for San Antonio and New Orleans billionaire Tom Benson have moved his family’s estate probate case to a federal district court in Texas from Bexar County probate court, filings Friday showed. “This case is getting wider and wider in its coverage of issues,” said Victoria Mather, a St. Mary’s University law professor and associate Keep Reading…

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Tom Benson wants to move trust dispute with daughter from Texas state court to federal one (TX/LA)

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is seeking to move a legal battle with his now-estranged daughter over a trust set up for her benefit from a state court in Texas to a federal one there. In a filing Wednesday, Benson’s lawyers said they want the case switched to the federal court in San Antonio Keep Reading…

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Heirs in legal battle over Harry’s Furniture (MI)

Heirs of Harry’s Furniture founders are asking a court to order the business liquidated and assets divided among them. The store on U.S. 12 between Clinton and Saline has been a landmark business since it was founded by Harry and Lillian Brennan in 1953. Parties were asked to work toward an agreement during an initial Keep Reading…

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House advances guardianship bill (FL)

TALLAHASSEE A House bill that would expand the oversight of professional guardians in Florida cleared the Children, Families and Seniors subcommittee today. The bill (HB 1225), sponsored by Rep. Larry Ahern, R-Seminole, would create a new “Office of Public and Professional Guardians” in the Department of Elder Affairs to oversee both public and professional guardians. Keep Reading…

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Overseers of Texas trust at center of Benson family dispute seek permission to pay debts (TX/LA)

In their first such action since being appointed to temporarily oversee the decision-making of a trust set up for the benefit of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson’s now-estranged daughter, a former San Antonio mayor and an estate lawyer this week asked a Texas judge for permission to pay off $206,997 owed to the holding Keep Reading…

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