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Florida: New guardianship bills closer to becoming law

January 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — New bills in the state legislature aimed at better regulating Florida’s professional guardians are closer to becoming law. The bills had hearings Wednesday in both the House and Senate. The are on track to becoming law. The Price of Protection If passed, the new law would require judges to sign off on do-not-resuscitate orders and would give the state more power to hold problem guardians accountable. It was the death of Steven Stryker while under the care of [- more...]

How courts and guardians exploit the elderly and their estates and get away with it

January 8, 2020 // 1 Comment

A California man spent $50,000 in legal fees freeing his stepmother from the clutches of a so-called guardian in Las Cruces, New Mexico, who charged $140,000 for services over a year’s time. Prosecutors in Pinellas County, Florida, on Nov. 15 charged Traci S. Hudson, guardian and then-president of the Pinellas County Guardianship Association, with felony exploitation of an elderly person. She’s accused of stealing $541,541, via charges of $1,600 per day, from a 92-year-old man she persuaded [- more...]

Daughter names Florida judge in federal lawsuit over elderly father’s guardianship

January 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

(Jan. 8, 2020) A concerned daughter sued a Florida state judge in federal court over civil rights violations and alleged fraud upon the court after her elderly father became a ward of the State under guardianship. The Plaintiff daughter Lesa Martino named the Honorable Hillsborough County Judge Daryl M. Manning in a petition filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. “Martino was not notified of the hearing for summary judgement,” states the Plaintiff Martino in [- more...]

Final thoughts for the year 2019

December 23, 2019 // 5 Comments

Final thoughts for 2019 As another year draws to a close, it’s appropriate to reflect on the events of the year. Most impact in my opinion is the fact that the number of advocates across the country has grown substantially. Regardless of what their inspiration was initially or whom they identified with or what group they chose to affiliate with, thought leaders in states like Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, New York, Florida and others have made the effort to create [- more...]

Guardianship as a form of Terrorism

December 8, 2019 // 4 Comments

  I recently had the opportunity to attend a security seminar. As I listened to the security expert describe the intricacies of how we should prepare ourselves for the possibility of an attack on our community, I was struck by how predatory abusive guardianship is really very similar to a terror attack on families and individuals. I began to think on how we might be better prepared to prevent and/or react to such an attack ourselves either now or in the future if we could apply the same [- more...]

Stopping Nursing Home Abuse

November 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

  https://online.regiscollege.edu/nursing-home-abuse-signs-symptoms-resources-to-help/ An informative article. Much of this abuse happens to Wards who are deposited into senior [- more...]

Pennsylvania: Federal Suit Alleges ‘Targeted Harassment’ By Chester Co. Judge

November 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

The woman’s suit alleges a Chester Co. judge “maliciously incited public hatred” towards her, and is stopping her from seeing her mother. By Justin Heinze, Patch Staff CHESTER COUNTY, PA — A local woman has filed suit in federal court against a Chester County judge whom she claims has “targeted and harassed” her and stopped her from seeing her mother. A petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, filed by Mary Bush on Sept. 24 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, [- more...]

Pennsylvania: Federal Judge Denies Plea to Release Mom from Guardianship

November 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Juliette Fairley The elder Ms. Bush resides in a care center where the Plaintiff Daughter says she is only allowed one paid visit per month for one hour. “This legal form of kidnapping is happening in communities across the country, in many cases with little or no recourse available.” Ms. Bush has appealed Judge Savage’s decision to dismiss and the case is currently pending before the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. A federal judge in Pennsylvania has denied a [- more...]

Pennsylvania: Daughter names Pennsylvania judge in federal suit over elderly mom’s guardianship

November 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

 Federal Judge Timothy Savage further explained in his ruling that even legal or factual error, personal malice or the performance of an act in excess of jurisdiction will not remove the Honorable Judge Platt’s cloak of judicial immunity. PENNSYLVANIA – A Pennsylvania woman is alleging she was targeted and harassed for some ten years by a Judge who reportedly conscripted her aging mother to be a Ward of the State under guardianship. The Plaintiff Daughter Mary Bush named the Chester [- more...]

Michigan Miracle: Detroit grandmother freed from guardianship after TV-7 Investigation

November 22, 2019 // 1 Comment

DETROIT (WXYZ) — She’s a 78-year-old Detroit grandmother who just wanted a wheelchair ramp. Instead, she was put under court guardianship. The 7 Investigators were in court Thursday when the Chief Probate Judge terminated that guardianship, bringing a lot of joy to Bessie and her family. Bessie Owens can now make her medical, legal and financial decisions. And not only did the judge terminate this guardianship and conservatorship – he also put Adult Protective Services on notice that [- more...]
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