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Immunity and Impunity

October 24, 2011


Attorney Eliot B. Gersten, who represents a disinherited farm caretaker, said some conservators “act as if they have impunity as well as immunity.”

Source:
Probate Case To Test Lawyer Immunity Limits

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Poem by Sol Ehrlich

December 25, 2009

God, keep me working, keep me fit
At windows I don’t want to sit
Watching my fellows hurrying by:
Let me stay busy ’til I die.

Grant me the strength, breath and will,
Some useful niche in life to fill,
A need to serve, a task to do:
Let me each morning arise anew.
Eager and glad that I can bear
My portion of the morning’s care.

God, I don’t want to sit about,
Broken and tired and all worn out.
Afraid of wind and rain and cold,
Let me stay busy when I am old.

Although I walk with slower pace,
Still let me meet life face to face.
This is my prayer as time goes by:
God keep me busy ’til I die.

Source:
Final Report of the Dade County Grand Jury, See page 21

Conservators and Lawyers Line Up

April 21, 2009
I find it very interesting that the county has stepped in to take temporary conservatorship of Phoebe Hearst Cooke’s estate to protect her from the wolves and scammers, but I wonder who will be protecting her from the county’s conservators and all the lawyers who will be lined up, always eager to help an old lady in distress.

Source:
Who’s on her side?

See also:
Tentative Ruling to Seal Records

>Conservators and Lawyers Line Up

April 21, 2009

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I find it very interesting that the county has stepped in to take temporary conservatorship of Phoebe Hearst Cooke’s estate to protect her from the wolves and scammers, but I wonder who will be protecting her from the county’s conservators and all the lawyers who will be lined up, always eager to help an old lady in distress.

Source:
Who’s on her side?

See also:
Tentative Ruling to Seal Records

No-One’s Policing the Police

April 7, 2009
“I do not trust an organisation that can hide everything inside its walls and under this legislation to say that substitute-decision making which seems to be the bellwether word in that organisation and in the Guardianship Board is the best thing, no it’s not, it’s not if no-one’s policing the police, so to speak.”

Source:
Error cost elderly man $19k, inquiry told

>No-One’s Policing the Police

April 7, 2009

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“I do not trust an organisation that can hide everything inside its walls and under this legislation to say that substitute-decision making which seems to be the bellwether word in that organisation and in the Guardianship Board is the best thing, no it’s not, it’s not if no-one’s policing the police, so to speak.”

Source:
Error cost elderly man $19k, inquiry told

Civil Death

January 18, 2009
“We call it civil death. Once you are under guardianship, that’s it – you basically become a non-person”

Source:
Scotland on Sunday

Civil Death

January 18, 2009
“We call it civil death. Once you are under guardianship, that’s it – you basically become a non-person”

Source:
Scotland on Sunday

>Civil Death

January 18, 2009

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“We call it civil death. Once you are under guardianship, that’s it – you basically become a non-person”

Source:
Scotland on Sunday

>Less Rights than a Criminal

March 12, 2008

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UNDER GUARDIANSHIP, SENIORS AND DISABLED HAVE LESS RIGHTS THAN A CRIMINAL *

1. The right to marry – STRIPPED

2. The right to vote – STRIPPED

3. The right to apply for government benefits – STRIPPED

4. The right to have a driver’s license – STRIPPED

5. The right to travel – STRIPPED

6. The right to seek or retain employment – STRIPPED

7. The right to contract – STRIPPED

8. The right to sue and defend lawsuits – STRIPPED

9. The right to manage property or to make any gift or disposition
of property – STRIPPED

10. The right to determine his or her residence – STRIPPED

11. The right to consent to medical and mental health
treatment – STRIPPED

12. The right to make decisions about his or her social environment or other social aspects of his or her life – STRIPPED

* Each right stripped is determined on a case by case basis by the sitting judge. His/her decision is based on testimony from the court appointed examining committee. Usually, and unfortunately, the judge and the examining committee rubber stamp what the petitioner alleges.

“Seniors have become victims of the legal process. When you become old, you should not, by the action of a court, automatically lose your rights just because some family member or impersonal administrator calls you incompetent.”
— Senator Larry Craig, Chairman, U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging

Quote from: Stolen Lives By: Barry Yeoman Source: AARP The Magazine

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