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Judge Appoints Guardian to Review Finances of Octomom’s Kids

Posted Jul 28, 2009 8:58 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A California judge has appointed a guardian to review the finances of Nadya Suleman's octuplets.

Judge Gerald Johnston of Orange County ruled a guardian is “appropriate and justifiable” in a suit filed by former Disney Mouseketeer Paul Peterson, a child labor advocate, the Associated Press reports. Peterson is represented by high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred.

Suleman’s lawyer, Arthur LaCilento, had argued that Allred and her co-counsel were "nosy" and "grandstanding,” the story says. Allred countered that she was merely concerned about the financial security of the children.

State labor regulators have issued four citations against the website RadarOnline for what they said was a secret deal to chronicle the children’s lives over a seven-week period, according to the story. A reality TV show is seeking a judge’s approval to start filming Suleman and her children—the octuplets and six others—beginning Sept. 1.

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