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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: Federal lawsuit challenging Michigan’s guardianship system advances, slowly

April 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brad Geller is an attorney in Michigan who filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Michigan challenging the elder guardianship program.  The lawsuit, United States et al v State of Michigan, is a writ of habeus corpus demanding the release of all guardianized citizens in the state of Michigan. So far, the lawsuit has (narrowly) survived a recommendation to dismiss by magistrate judge. Most recently, the Judge signed an order to show cause. You can follow the case by tracking activity on [- more...]

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

October 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

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...]