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Texas: Houston federal judge allows state judge to be sued in guardianship negligence case

May 16, 2018 // 1 Comment

By David Yates | May 16, 2018, 1:34pm HOUSTON – Southern District Chief Justice Lee H. Rosenthal recently issued a landmark ruling allowing a wrongful death lawsuit against a Houston probate judge to proceed in an adult guardianship claim. Sherry Johnston sued Harris County Probate Judge Christine Butts in 2016, alleging that her elderly mother Willie Jo Mills suffered broken bones and a rapid, preventable decline, which contributed to malnutrition and death when Mills was a ward of the [- more...]

Podcast–Primer on Guardianship

May 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Please feel  free to share this hour long podcast with others who might not have an adequate understanding of the guardianship system and why it poses such an existential threat to their civil rights and very existence. [- more...]

WARNING: Massive Guardianship Corruption in Oakland County Michigan

May 12, 2018 // 19 Comments

In the last months we have seen a huge spike in reports of Guardianship abuse and corruption in Oakland County Michigan involving not only private guardians but also elected officials, judges and law enforcement personnel. Here is just one such case. http://www.predatoryprobate.com/   There are many other equally horrific cases involving the same and many other officials as well that mimic mafia like organized crime and gang like violence. This is our first ever warning of this type to [- more...]

On Recusing a Judge in Probate

May 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

  We receive lots of desperate phone calls (usually at the last second) asking what can be done about judges who appear to be biased and are about to make rulings of grave consequence to victims and their families. We shed some light on the topic below. Note: This is not legal advice, nor should it be construed as such. Consult a competent attorney for legal advice. Neil Goodman writing in Lawyers.com blog reviews a range of issues regarding judge recusal that we discuss below. Our [- more...]

Ohio: Once in a guardianship, few get out

May 2, 2018 // 1 Comment

We are reprinting this 2014 article from The Columbus Dispatch because, once again, so little has actually changed for the Wards trapped in guardianship since this article’s original publication on May 14, 2014.  We refer readers to previous articles published about Franklin County (Ohio) and abusive guardian and attorney Paul S. Kormanik, and Kormanik’s suicide once he was convicted of guardianship & legal abuses of his over 400 wards and sentenced to jail. A Dispatch analysis [- more...]

Federal suit follows Texas Judicial Council Admission of non-compliance by guardians of senior citizens

April 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

 SAN ANTONIO – A Manhattan woman who worked as an actress in an NBC TV pilot directed by Spike Lee and a Macy’s commercial last year has filed a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against her San Antonio-based mother over the alleged abuse of and isolation from her legally blind father who is a 22 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and currently guardianized under a Bexar County court order. According to the lawsuit, filed by plaintiff Juliette Fairley in the Western District federal [- more...]

Texas Judicial Council admits widespread (43%) non-compliance by guardians

April 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

AUSTIN – The Texas Judicial Council recently announced to the House of Representatives last week in Washington, D.C. that 43 percent of adult guardianship cases in the state of Texas are out of compliance with reporting requirements. Adult guardianship cases include the elderly and people with disabilities who have become “wards” of the state. Their assets make up some $4 to $5 billion that pass through county probate courts in Texas, according to TJC data. There are not only breaches [- more...]

Announcing Book Release

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Book Release–“Guardianships and the Elderly-The Perfect Crime” Dear Friends The long awaited release of my book “Guardianships and the Elderly-The Perfect Crime” will be in less than a week. It is the result of over two years of intense research and effort. The book is a comprehensive review of the current state of the Professional Guardianship “system” in America today, revealing the motives, methods and procedures that lead to the [- more...]

Texas: New study says rights of Texans being violated, SC allowing guardianship system to violate ADA

April 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

AUSTIN – A new study by the Spectrum Institute has determined that the Supreme Court of Texas is allowing the adult guardianship system throughout the to operate in violation of the mandates of the ADA and Section 504. In response, the Spectrum Institute filed a class action complaint with the Supreme Court of Texas on April 9, 2018. “Our complaint calls the attention of the judiciary to documented deficiencies in the guardianship system — deficiencies that place respondents at [- more...]
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