Legal News Articles - Wills/Trusts/Estates
June 21, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Cruz, CA: Inheritance lawyers have heard it all at this point: you don’t need a Will or a trust fund because you are not rich, own everything with a spouse, have wandered through the house putting little yellow sticky notes on the pictures and the silverware describing who should get them, and besides, you’re young and go to the gym.Read [ Why You Need an Estate Plan ]
May 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Victims of state-sponsored terrorism have begun to receive compensation under the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act (USVSSTA), with payments flowing as of March of this year. While that’s good news for victims and their families harmed by such acts of terror, lawsuits continue to be filed by plaintiffs alleging that the playing field, as it were, is far from level.Read [ Payments Flowing to State Sponsored Terrorism Victims, but Lawsuits Continue ]
March 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC: A new law on state sponsored terrorism may soon allow relatives of people killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terror attacks.Read [ New Law May Allow 9/11 Families to Take Saudi Government Officials to Court ]
November 17, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Long Beach, CA: Going to court to get to the bottom of legal issues can be frustrating and expensive. Lawyer and mediator Paul Carter says that parties in legal dispute should always at least consider what Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), better known as mediation, can do for them.Read [ Mediation Offers an Option to Court ]
November 13, 2013. By LAS Staff Writer.
Read [ Conrad O’Brien achieves dramatic victory in Superior Court ]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (November 2013) (Press Release) Conrad O’Brien obtained a significant appellate victory for its client in one of the largest estate litigations in Pennsylvania history.
December 17, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Madoff Investor Returns $7.2 Billion to Ponzi Victims ]
New York, NY The estate of Jeffrey M. Picower, a philanthropist and investor from Palm Beach, has reached a settlement with the Trustee charged with recovering assets from the Madoff bankruptcy, Irving H. Picard, and the United States attorney for the Southern District, Preet Bharara that will see a total of $7.2 billion cash made available to compensate the victims of Bernard Madoff's global ponzi scheme. The announcement comes on the heels of the suicide of 46-year old son Mark Madoff, who hung himself in his New York loft this week.
April 27, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Inheritance Lawsuit Claims Ohio Woman Tricked Nine People out of Millions of Dollars ]
Cleveland, OH An Ohio law firm and a local woman are named as defendants in an upcoming inheritance lawsuit in which nine individual investors and two corporations were swindled out of millions of dollars.
September 28, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Trusts and Estates: Put Your Trust in a Good Lawyer ]
Scranton, PA So, my Bucko—it is you that has drawn the honor of setting up, and managing what happens with Dad's money. You're the oldest, after all. Well, congratulations. But before you immerse yourself in estate planning, wills and trusts, and all the subtle and complex issues that go along with it, sit down in a quiet spot and stew on it a bit. When it comes to trusts, wills and the other members of the family who will be following your every move with a jaundiced eye, you have to know what you're in for…
December 17, 2007. By Paul Halpern.
Read [ Wills, Trusts, and Estates: "We thought we had all the bases covered" ]
Okmulgee, OK When you're planning and establishing a trust for your estate, look for a trustee who knows the difference between your interests and their own and who will work for you. Large financial institutions such as the Bank of America certainly know that difference, but as Lorene Grant discovered, they also know how to make your trust and estate work for them.