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Ohio: Federal Court Equates Guardianship with Racketeering

February 1, 2020 // 1 Comment

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...]

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...]

Ohio: Sterilization judge denied quash in elder guardian racketeering lawsuit

October 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

OHIO – The Honorable Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge  Sherrie Miday denied Lorain County Probate Judge James T. Walther’s motion to quash last week in response to a forlorn husband’s request for  his wife’s adult guardianship records, according to a press release. “The  court hereby orders that an in-camera inspection is to be conducted to determine relevancy to the allegations in this complaint per the request  of the movant,” wrote Judge Miday in her Sept. [- more...]

State of Florida sued for trafficking and abuse of elderly under guardianship

September 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

SAN ANTONIO –  A group of adult children sued the state of Florida’s governor and attorney general in Florida Northern District Court, alleging that, under court appointed guardianship, their parents’ estate, assets, 401k funds, social security money, jewelry, cars and homes are being stolen. After all is liquidated or redistributed, the senior citizens under these alleged unconstitutional court appointed guardianships are starved, denied medical care or prescribed high doses of [- more...]

Texas: San Antonio Lawyer Sanctioned for Fraudulent Conduct Involving Elderly Millionaire

July 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

“The sanctions order is designed and intended to silence the only people asking for a second medical opinion,” said San Antonio solo practitioner Philip Ross. By Angela Morris | May 30, 2019 at 06:43 PM A San Antonio attorney will appeal a $227,000 sanction in which a probate judge found the lawyer and his clients “participated in a fraud upon this court” by lying and filing groundless pleadings in bad faith during a guardianship proceeding involving an elderly, incapacitated [- more...]
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