Trusts & Estates

Trials & Litigation

Estate of heiress who left hundreds of millions loses $4M legal battle with NYC hospital

Evidence

Lawyer’s double-murder trial delayed over use of subpoena rather than warrant for cellphone search

Opening Statements

Delaware leads the way in adopting legislation allowing estate executors access to online accounts

Trials & Litigation

Warring parties in Robin Williams estate case make progress, with mediator’s help

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is accused of stealing $1.8M from estate bequeathed to Connecticut town

Trials & Litigation

Donald Sterling’s wife wins another round: Judge says ex-companion must return $2.6M to family trust

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer whose family was to get $14M from client’s estate: Ethical issue shouldn’t invalidate will

Trials & Litigation

Stop efforts to close Sweet Briar, lawsuits by county attorney and alumna urge Virginia court

Celebrities

Who gets items from Robin Williams estate? Court has to decide between his widow and his children

Trusts & Estates

New York lawyer charged for allegedly deceiving family over misplaced will

Obituaries

‘Obsessively frugal’ lawyer leaves $3.3M to Skid Row charities

Trials & Litigation

Family sues BigLaw firm, says ex-partner funneled $60M from its trusts

Advocacy

Chicago lawyer pieces together a missing couple’s story to obtain a court ruling that they died

Tort Law

Heir can sue herself for causing accident that killed her husband, Utah appeals court says

Social Media Law

Facebook will allow users to name ‘legacy contact’ in case of death

Trials & Litigation

Judge cuts $1.6M jury verdict for lawyer who said she was hounded by sheriff’s office to $300K

Trusts & Estates

Judge OKs use of funds from slain mom’s estate to pay lawyer in daughter’s Bali murder trial

Criminal Justice

Murder trial delayed for lawyer accused of using forged power of attorney as lethal weapon

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer must pay client’s estate $4.3M, including $2.6M penalty, judge rules

Legal Ethics

Suspension recommended for lawyer who blogged about probate corruption and lawyer ‘feeding frenzy’