Estate Litigation Case Narrative: Tenant Attempts to Rewrite History – Literally

In a recent estate litigation case, Keystone defended the administrator of an estate involved in a tenant dispute. The creditor’s claim and subsequent lawsuit filed by a tenant claimed that she was the rightful owner of the decedent’s home based on promises made to her by the decedent to give her the home. About the […]

Gabor’s conservator plans to manage stepdaughter’s funeral, estate

Celebrity Disputes

The husband and conservator of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, attempts to take charge of the funeral and the estate of her stepdaughter Francesca Hilton as her body remains unclaimed in a hospital in Los Angeles, Mail Online reported on January 8. Von Anhalt believes he might have the legal authority to […]

Ernie Banks estate in dispute over contested will

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The family of renowned baseball player Ernie Banks is contesting a will that allows his caregiver, Regina Rice, to have a full control over his assets, according to a report by CNN on February 17. Banks’ family stated that apart from the will, Rice also made the late Chicago Cub sign a health care directive […]

Court date set to rule whether Jean Kasem must pay legal fees

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Clifford Klein set a court date of January 8 to rule whether or not Casey Kasem’s widow, Jean Kasem, has the right to object to the payment of approximately $350,000 dollars in legal costs in relation to a conservatorship dispute over the late radio icon’s estate, an online report by […]

Federal judge to hear arguments on jurisdiction of Tom Benson case

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A federal judge set a date to hear whether the legal battle over Tom Benson’s estate will remain in federal court or will be moved back to a county probate court in San Antonio, according to a report by the Times-Picayune on April 14. U.S. District Judge David Ezra will hear arguments on May 21 on […]

Ernie Banks’ funeral debt paid by his former team

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A funeral home that serviced Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks filed a $35,000 claim against his estate due to unpaid funeral bills. Fortunately, the Chicago Cubs and its owner jumped in to promptly settle the issue, a report by The Root stated on March 7. In an interview, Donnellan Funeral Home owner Joseph Donnellan said […]

Robin Williams’ wife and children locked in estate dispute

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Reports are beginning to surface that suggest a budding legal battle over Robin Williams’ estate following the actor’s suicide last August, according to The conflict largely centers around personal effects and memorabilia. Williams’ third wife, Susan Schneider Williams, was awarded their “Tiburon home and ‘the contents thereof,’” and, additionally, enough money to maintain the […]

Animal group to benefit from sale of Joan Fontaine’s house

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Monterey County (SPCA) could receive more than a million dollars in donation from the sale of late actress Joan Fontaine’s Villa Fontana in Carmel, California, a report by the San Jose Mercury News stated on October 19. The three-acre property, which was listed for sale at $2.6 […]

3D firm sues Monroe’s estate for persona rights

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In a 13-page court paper filed at the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Virtual Marilyn LLC is suing Monroe’s estate over the company’s rights to use Monroe’s 3D image, a report by Mail Online stated on October 2. Court documents filed by the 3D audiovisual firm stated that Monroe’s persona, which […]

Anna Nicole Smith’s estate battle now over

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On Monday, August 18, a federal judge rejected the final bid by the family of the late Playboy model and reality T.V. star Anna Nicole Smith to obtain millions from the fortune of her deceased husband, J. Howard Marshall II. The move finally ended 19 years of legal strife between the estates of the two […]

Former Microsoft chief exec now officially owns Clippers

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A three-page order issued by the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, August 12, approved the sale of Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Balmer, the LA Times reported. The decision ended weeks of legal battle between former Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his estranged wife, Shelly Sterling. In June, Shelly Sterling […]

Hoffman leaves entire estate to partner

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A will signed by Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman named his girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnel, as the executor of his estate, leaving his kids with no inheritance, a report by CNN revealed on July 22. The 13-page will signed by Hoffman in 2004 stated that his entire estate be given to his partner, who is also the […]