Monthly Archives: May 2012

YALE LAW REVIEW-CORRUPTION IN OUR COURTS …

Recent surveys and events indicate that judicial corruption could be a significant problem in the United States. This Note builds an economic model of bribery to better understand the incentives behind this pernicious phenomenon. It then compiles a data set … Continue reading

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Connecticut’s probate courts have a long and colorful history of fraud, corruption, incompetence, and fee gouging that goes back decades.

Unfortunately, as Yale Law School Professor John Langbein complained, the probate reform passed by the Connecticut Legislation did nothing to end the corruption of having sitting Probate Judges maintain private law practices on the side. “This just smells of favoritism,” … Continue reading

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Can Damning Memo Finally Unjam Gears Of Justice In Probate Case Over Farm?

There are few more frightening glimpses of probate court gone wrong than the story told in a new memo from the chief disciplinary counsel for the state committee that investigates complaints about lawyers. An elderly, dying woman’s valuable estate is … Continue reading

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May 8, 2012 – SUBJECT: WESTPORT PROBATE COURT ON TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012, AT 3 P.M. Dear Assistant Attorney General Hulin,

“Thank you for your support of my mother’s wish to live in her own home, and have her daughter [me] be the one responsible for her care and her affairs, as she legally designated me to be, more than five … Continue reading

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