From DSS: Judge rules suit valid against State Bond for probate court abuse of Willie Jo Mills

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On May 15, 2018, federal judge Lee H. Rosenthal in Houston issued a landmark ruling allowing a wrongful death lawsuit to proceed against the $500,000 public official bond of state probate judge Christine Butts in Harris County. The claim against Judge Butts’ bond was brought to the Southern District federal court of Texas by Sherry Johnston who alleges Judge Butts turned a blind eye to the preventable decline of her aging mother Willie Jo Mills while she was a ward of the State of Texas under guardianship.

“It is unconscionable that this abuse can occur under the watch of the U.S. Attorney General in 2018,” said Taso Pardalis, an attorney and partner with Pardalis & Nohavicka Lawyers in New York. “Approximately 5 to 10% of adult guardianships in this country are reported to have a fraudulent aspect — yet the percentage is most certainly much higher.”

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Good news: from FB post: Jury awards $16.4 million against probate lawyers for abusing an elderly man in a nursing home

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https://www.pacermonitor.com/articles/2017/11/02/alleged-elder-negligence-in-florida-leads-to-multimillion-dollar-jury-award/

For those of you who are trying to decide whether you can sue in Federal Court for the abuses your loved one suffered, read on:

Alleged Elder Negligence in Florida Leads to Multimillion-Dollar Jury Award

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Case shows just how easy it is for seniors to lose control of their lives and finances.

Oliver Bivins was allegedly living in a dirty and uncared for condo in Palm Beach, Florida, when his son Julian wanted to relocate him back to  Amarillo, Texas, where the Bivins family had made their fortune in oil and gas.

“I thought it would be a no-brainer to transfer Oliver home,” said attorney J. Ronald Denman, litigator with the Bleakley Bavol Law, whom the younger Bivins had hired in 2011.

Instead, the case dragged on for six years. Denman had unwittingly signed on to an elder guardianship case in which a diagnosis of incapacitation had turned Oliver Bivins into a ward of the state of Florida along…

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From AP News: Chicago Federal Court Judge relieved of duties for ethics violation

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CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in two of Illinois’ highest profile cases has been removed from hearing all his criminal cases after it was revealed he exchanged emails with an employee at the U.S. attorney’s office in which he commented on and joked about one of his trials in progress at the time.

Some legal experts said Tuesday the matter could lead to a review of hundreds of cases to see if Judge Colin Bruce had sent out similarly inappropriate emails during trials before, a review process that could create trial delays and logjams at the U.S. District for Court for central Illinois.

“It is an understatement to say that this is outrageous,” said Phil Turner, a defense attorney in Chicago and a former federal prosecutor in northern Illinois with no cases before Bruce. “It’s extremely unusual and way beyond the pale.”

The Urbana-based Bruce had been presiding over…

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From EF: On Wells Fargo and Mortgage Fraud in Illinois=where is her property?

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Dear All,
 
I am going to appear before Judge Thomas Allen to present a Motion to reinstate my case against Wells Fargo bank and reverse VOID orders entered by a cohort of corrupt Illinois Judges, most of whom received substantial amounts of money from Wells Fargo lawyers Mayer Brown LLP.
 
I will report  how Judge Thomas Allen will proceed in my case and whose side he will take – the LAW and INTEGRITY or ??????
In US Bank v. Pote2017 IL App (1st) 162077 Justice David Ellis (Mr. Madigan’s crony who approved my text-book fraudulent foreclosure in favor of a fake Plaintiff in my 2014 Appeal Case, without key evidence)  confirmed:” It is true that, when a judgment is void, it may be attacked at any time”.
 
But when I as a ProSe bring the same argument, supported  by a mountain of evidence and…

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From KKD: The victims continue to tell their stories to the authorities

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Time to do somehing

It is time for the people who care about the elderly and the disabled to take action.    The government has two task forces out there to prosecute those who prey on the elderly and the health care system and they are impotent if all that we do is give them lip service and complain.     It is time for action.  It is time for action that is meaningful and useful.
In the past few days I talked with a number of family members of victims.   The frustration is monumental.   I understand the plight of the victims.    I wrote many letters to elected representatives and noted that the interest was slim and none.   The political animal knows that the nursing home operator, medicare fraudster et al can deliver VOTES and money while you and me most probably will deliver neither.    Thus, Senator Durbin answers my…

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