Articles by Admin

The Garwood Fiasco in detail

November 20, 2020 // 4 Comments

Jan Garwood lived comfortably but also in sadness since the death of her son Adam in 2006. She was fending for herself and getting along with the help of her friend Estrella, whose garage she would be living in by fall 2020. Her unemployed son Alex Sosiadar and his common law wife moved in with Jan, ostensibly to help out and provide support. But, their presence devolved into a difficult and contentious relationship. To force him to leave and face some issues with substances, Jan filed over a [- more...]

Ohio: Federal Court Equates Guardianship with Racketeering

February 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

A trio of federal appellate justices affirmed a lower district court decision to deny a probate officer’s request for an award of attorney fees and declared that court appointed guardianship of the elderly can be used as a racketeering enterprise. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Ohio Northern District’s decision involving a physician named Dr. Mehdi Saghafi, 89, and his wife Mrs. Fourough Bakhtiar [Saghafi], 85, who was declared incompetent due to dementia and was placed [- more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]
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