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POLICE & SHERIFFS: “ENFORCE OUR JURY TRIAL RIGHTS” 

December 7, 2017

  Probate Court Thefts & Obstructions of Justice- Expanding Crime & Debt,  Endangering & Killing Our Citizens As We Speak  Disclaimer: There are good guardianships. there are good guardians, there are honest judges in probate courts all around the country. But there are many bad ones as well as documented in the countless cases investigated by AAAPG  over theyears. Something needs to be done about the bad ones, because they are really bad and a mortal threat to seniors and [- more...]

Nevada: Speculation On Why Jared Shafer Has Not Yet Been Indicted

December 1, 2017

INSIDE VEGAS by Steve Miller AmericanMafia.com October 16, 2017 LAS VEGAS – His name sends chills up and down the spines of hundreds of exploited senior citizens, disabled people, and their families.  I’m often asked why private professional guardian, Jared E. Shafer, is still at large after his criminal activities have been exposed time and again on local and national media, and he’s been the subject of over four years of criminal investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan [- more...]

New Mexico: latest guardianship hearing held in secret

November 27, 2017

By Colleen Heild and Olivier Uyttebrouck / Journal Staff Writers From the Albuquerque Journal A guardianship court hearing for Holocaust survivor Peter Grotte-Higley was held in secret on Tuesday, three weeks after the judge in the case postponed the matter saying she wanted to research the issue of whether two Journal reporters could attend. State District Judge Denise Barela-Shepherd at an Oct. 2 hearing instructed the attorneys in the case to research the “legal authorities either in [- more...]

New Mexico: Guardianship Commission reveals changes to be proposed

September 23, 2017

From the Albuquerque Journal By Colleen Heild / Journal Investigative Reporter Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 11:45pm A special commission on Friday unveiled a slate of ambitious proposals to strengthen oversight of the state’s ailing guardian and conservator system, which oversees finances and other major decisions for many of New Mexico’s most vulnerable citizens. The Supreme Court-appointed commission’s recommendations include hiring special court employees to hear grievances and [- more...]

Nevada: Clark County district attorney creates new elder abuse unit

November 6, 2015

By Colton Lochhead Las Vegas Review-Journal The Clark County district attorney’s office on Wednesday announced the creation of a new elder abuse unit to prosecute crimes against the aged and vulnerable. Cases involving physical or mental abuse, neglect, isolation and financial exploitation will now be prosecuted by two specialized deputy district attorneys. Those cases had previously been handled by the office’s general prosecutions teams. “The protection of our seniors from [- more...]

Audio: Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

October 19, 2015

From NPR, “All Things Considered” 19 October 2015 http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/19/449957318/suing-a-nursing-home-could-get-easier-under-proposed-federal-rules Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules OCTOBER 19, 2015 3:30 PM ET Ina Jaffe 2010 INA JAFFE Proponents of arbitration say the system is more efficient than going to court for both sides, but arbitration can be costly, too. And a 2009 study showed the typical awards in nursing [- more...]

New York: Artist Peter Max can go home with his wife, judge rules

October 9, 2015

Pop Artist Peter Max was freed Wednesday after being allegedly held against his will at a secret location for the last month by his son and a court-appointed guardian. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead ordered the 77-year-old be produced in court after an emergency application by his wife, Mary Max, charged that he was being kept in “illegal, unwanted and forced isolation from his wife and longtime friends.” The jubilant pair shared a tender kiss outside their Upper West Side [- more...]

Florida: Guardianship: Family rift, public fix

September 25, 2015

TERMINAL ILLNESS AND FAMILY FEUD LEAD TO LOSS OF SARASOTA WOMAN’S RIGHTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 BARBARA PETERS SMITH Doctors have told Jennie Bowie Ivey the cancer that has migrated from her chest to her lungs is unstoppable. But the 88-year-old Sarasota woman seems serene about her disease, her daily proximity to death, and even the stunning fatigue that makes every conversation an effort. What distresses her is a long-seething family feud that boiled over into guardianship court this [- more...]

Florida: Zelman v. Zelman empowers relatives with full Interested Persons’ rights

September 9, 2015

Zelman v. Zelman, is new case law in Florida that will make it extremely difficult for any guardianship to argue against empowering relatives/loved ones with FULL Interested Person rights.  The 2006 Florida Supreme Court case of Hayes v. Guardianship of Thompson ruled much the same, but was written in a somewhat unclear and confusing manner that it has allowed guardianship lawyers to escape its true meaning. Zelman v. Zelman, Fourth District Court of Appeals, September 2015 [- more...]
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