Posts Tagged ‘probate court’

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…


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…


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…


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…


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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