The exploitation lawsuit brought by an elderly woman against former judge Larry Seidlin and several others is making its way through the legal system. At a recent deposition, there was a stand off when Seidlin tried to get close to the woman suing him.
Barbara Kasler is 84 years old. She has health issues and spends much of her time in bed at her Las Olas condominium.
Carmel Cafiero: “Is there one thing you’d want people to know?”
Barbara Kasler: “Well, look over your bills more carefully.”
Carmel Cafiero: “To pay more attention to how your money is being spent?”
Barbara Kasler: “Yes.”
The Seidlins aren’t the only ones being sued. In all 15 individuals and business are named as defendants in the case everyone from Mrs. Kasler’s former accountant to a former attorney.
[Kasler’s attorney] Bill Scherer: “They weren’t looking out after her interests.”
So, when Mrs. Kasler recently sat down for her very first deposition in the case you can imagine how many lawyers gathered to hear what she had to say.
The wealthy widow is at the heart of a civil lawsuit that alleges she was exploited by former Broward judge Larry Seidlin, his wife and her parents. Earlier, a criminal investigation cleared Seidlin in connection with more than half a million dollars in gifts and property, Barbara Kasler gave to his family.
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