Back in 2017, fans of Soundgarden were saddened to hear of the loss of the band’s leading front man, Chris Cornell. Since the dust settled, the remaining band members have become entwined in legal trouble with the late musician’s wife, Vicky Cornell. Following Chris Cornell’s death, Vicky Cornell inherited stake in the band. Concerning royalties and interest buyouts, Cornell is claiming that she was offered, on behalf of the Cornell Estate, amounts that were well below industry standard. In terms of evaluating the true value of what the Estate may claim, Vicky Cornell accuses the remaining band members of restricting her access to key financial records and inventory. Read moreGoogle+
The cast of Glee has seen its fair share of tragedy. Since 2013, three actors on the show have passed away. The most recent death occurred this past summer on July 8. Naya Rivera and her four-year-old son rented a pontoon boat from Parks and Recreation Management (PMC) to spend the day on Lake Piru. Fans were shocked to hear that the actress did not return to shore, leaving her son as the lone survivor. After an extensive and thorough days-long search, Rivera’s body was recovered. Four months since that accident, Rivera’s estate and her ex-husband have filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her son. Read moreGoogle+
The reproduction rights for the artwork of deceased artist, Robert Indiana, will be determined in a court of law. Michael McKenzie filed the lawsuit in Portland, Maine this month and claims that he is fully entitled to the reproduction rights. McKenzie worked with Indiana for many years as an art publisher and collaborator. Indiana was known for creating pop-style art. Despite the deal made while Indiana was alive, the executor of the late artist’s estate contends that McKenzie’s rights to reproduce ceased as soon as Indiana died. Read moreGoogle+
Death isn’t simple. The period prior to one’s passing may involve a great deal of prolonged, complicated preparation for the event, and once one dies, a series of legal issues need to be addressed and resolved to settle even the simplest of estates. The death of almost every adult in the United States will generate the need for someone to take care of the decedent’s personal finances, handle asset and, possibly, probate issues in addition to burial arrangements.
The executor of an estate may need to work closely with insurance agents, bankers, employers, stockbrokers, accountants, lawyers, funeral directors and government agencies such as Social Security. In some cases, the list of parties with which to deal will prove even more extensive.Google+