Category Archives: Judiciary

Estate of Kerkorian (Cal. Ct. App. – Jan. 19, 2018)

You see in today's opinion a story of what is unquestionably true love:"Two days before the wedding, [Kirk] Kerkorian gave . . . (Mandekic) $10 million with written instructions to give the money to petitioner upon their marriage “as a transfer from [Kerkorian] to [petitioner] outside of [Kerkorian’s] estate and . . . in place of any transfer to [petitioner] that [Kerkorian] might make upon [his] death.” The day before the wedding, petitioner signed a “Waiver of Marital Rights” (the waiver) in which she relinquished any right to receive assets of Kerkorian’s estate through intestate succession, under Kerkorian’s will, or as an omitted spouse pursuant to statute. Mandekic then transferred $10 million to petitioner as directed. . . .Petitioner and Kerkorian separated roughly two months later. Kerkorian died just over a year thereafter, in June 2015. His will was admitted to probate, and Mandekic was qualified to serve as….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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435. Talk as tough as you fight

It was refreshing to travel to South Carolina, the eighth most conservative state in the country…. Yeah, I know, I figured it would score higher than #8, too, but thats what Gallup says its surveys find. .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Chief Justice makes Court of Appeal administrative presiding justice appointment

It might be the Governor who appoints or nominates Court of Appeal justices and presiding justices, but it’s California’s Chief Justice who chooses an administrative presiding justice for those Courts of Appeal with more than one division (currently, the First, Second, and Fourth districts).  That’s one of those “extra” duties that the Chief Justice performs in addition to working on Supreme Court cases.  Exercising that power, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye today designated Elwood Lui to be the Second District Court of Appeal’s administrative presiding justice. Share.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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437. Megalomania watch

From Seattle, where youd think theyd really have better things to do with their time:.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Confira a programação da Rádio Justiça para esta quarta-feira (17)

Revista Justiça No quadro Direito Constitucional, o programa fala sobre a ação direta de inconstitucionalidade proposta pela Confederação Nacional de Saúde e que será julgada em breve no Supremo Tribunal Federal. A ação questiona dispositivos da lei que trata dos planos e seguros privados de assistência à saúde. Para falar sobre o tema, o Revista Justiça recebe ao vivo com a Dra. Ana Paula Oriola de Raeffray, professora e especialista em Direito da Saúde. Participa também nesta quarta-feira o jurista e pós-doutor pela Universidade de Lisboa, Dr. Lênio Streck, na coluna Compreender Direito, trazendo temas diversos e novidades da Justiça brasileira. Nesta quarta, ele vai falar sobre uma decisão do Superior Tribunal de Justiça anulando um acórdão do Rio Grande do Sul por falta de fundamentação. No quadro….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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