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December 5, 1992 | Associated Press
President Bush's mother, Dorothy, bequeathed the bulk of her estate to her five children, but she also left $2,000 to the family's former cook and nearly $50,000 to various charities and institutions. Mrs. Bush died Nov. 19 at her home in Greenwich, Conn., a day after suffering a stroke. She was 91. Her will, filed last week in Martin County Circuit Court, didn't give the estate's value, but it is believed to be worth millions. The will was revised less than six months ago.
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October 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
The widower of publishing heiress Margaret Lesher and her trustees have reached a settlement agreement in a dispute over her estate. The two sides were fighting over more than $5 million in gifts and inheritance. Professional buffalo trainer Collin T.C. Thorstenson, 42, had filed a countersuit last year in Arizona to a suit filed by the estate. Lesher, 65, drowned in an Arizona lake in 1997 while camping with Thorstenson, her husband of six months.
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April 28, 1994 | Associated Press
Alex Haley's widow has won a share of his estate and the right to complete his two unfinished books. "It's a glorious day, is what it is," Myran Haley said after the verdict Tuesday. The completion of both works would be "a dream come true," she added. Haley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," died in 1992 at age 70.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1990 | WALTER PRICE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a remarkably simple 20-page will filed in probate court in Fairfield, Conn., composer-conductor-musician-author Leonard Bernstein directed that his multimillion-dollar estate be held in trust equally for his three children with income from the estate to be distributed quarterly to them or their descendants. Bernstein made an additional $1-million contribution to the Spring Gate Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2001 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A widow whose husband died without a will must share his property with his half siblings, even though he never knew of their existence, the California Supreme Court reluctantly decided Thursday. The court ruled in the case of the late Denis H. Griswold, a Santa Barbara resident who was born out of wedlock and whose biological father paid child support for 18 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stepson of ailing Los Angeles City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay was appointed temporary conservator of his estate Thursday, an action that sets the stage for a lawsuit to reclaim the elderly councilman's property from his former girlfriend. During a brief proceeding in Superior Court, a new allegation emerged that the woman, Juanda Chauncie, 39, obtained $65,000 from Lindsay's bank account at Broadway Federal Savings & Loan Assn.
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March 21, 1987 | Associated Press
A niece and three nephews of entertainer Liberace failed Friday to gain a share of his multimillion-dollar estate, with an attorney calling the four an embarrassment to the famed pianist. Liberace died at his Palm Springs home Feb. 4 of a disease authorities said was caused by AIDS.
NEWS
June 20, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An enormous crystal chandelier hovers above the 38-person refectory table at Belcourt Castle here. From St. Petersburg, coos Harle Tinney as she guides a visitor through her family's 60-room mansion, built a century ago in the style of Louis XIII. Baloney, rejoins her adopted brother-in-law, Kevin Tinney, a plumber who showed up in 1974 to fix the heating system and ended up owning a third of the castle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1988 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
Most of a Beverly Hills woman's $20-million estate--contested by her husband, who was cut out of her will just two days before her suicide--will go to a Jewish anti-drug program in Los Angeles and two other charities under a settlement reached Wednesday. Attorneys for the husband, wealthy real estate developer William Weinberg, 59, agreed to the settlement despite the fact that he and their two teen-age children, Marc, 18, and Elizabeth, 17, get no money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1994 | LESLIE BERGER
A filmmaker's widow who has been embroiled in a complicated dispute over his multimillion estate for the past five years has won the first of a series of related civil trials, paving the way for a possible criminal investigation of one of her brothers-in-law. In a decision issued last week by retired appellate court Justice Robert Feinerman, any rights to "Gone in 60 Seconds II"--the unfinished last movie project of the late Henry B.
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