Posts Tagged ‘probate court’

DA probes prominent judge’s penniless death in nursing home (NY)

The Brooklyn DA is probing how a prominent judge came to die penniless in a nursing home, after angry relatives claimed his estate had been looted and demanded an investigation. Relatives of Civil Court Judge John Phillips — known as “the kung-fu judge” because of his black belt — say his court-appointed guardians took exorbitant Keep Reading…


Attorney: sexual harassment lawsuits against former Beaufort County judge settled (SC)

Two sexual harassment lawsuits against former Beaufort County Probate Judge Frank Simon have been settled, according to the attorney for the plaintiffs. Simon’s former assistants, Tiffany Poloschan and Kerri Ray, sued the judge, accusing him of making lewd and sexually explicit comments to them in the workplace. Lawyers representing both sides are tending to details Keep Reading…


Probate victim spoke softly but was heard (AZ)

The first time I saw her, she was in a nursing home for welfare cases. She was sitting in a reclining chair in a drab common area, staring into space as the smell of urine and ammonia wafted through the room. It was a sad place to land toward the end of a long life Keep Reading…


Why you should care about guardianship abuse (FL)

New Times cover stories usually need no introduction. They are often straightforward profiles of the insane characters cluttering South Florida: a murderous male porn star, an internet Lolita, or a washed up professional football player now obsessed with orca whales. This week’s feature is a bit different, however. Yes, there are kidnappings, accusations of fraud, Keep Reading…


Mom apeals estate ruling in taser case (NH)

Chelsea — The mother of a Thetford man killed by a stun gun fired by a State Police trooper is appealing a probate judge’s decision to appoint the mother of the man’s young daughter as administrator of his estate. MacAdam Mason’s mother, Rhonda Taylor, was named administrator of his estate following his death in June Keep Reading…

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