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The Fight Over Bob Marley’s Estate Continues

The 33rd anniversary of the death of Bob Marley recently passed.   Meanwhile, the fight over the estate of Mr. Marley, who died on May 11th, 1981, continues in the English courts. Ownership of some of the songs written and recorded by Bob Marley will be argued at the Chancery DivisionRead More…

Upcoming Seminar – Trusts 101

R. Bryan Nace will be one of the speakers at the National Business Institute’s upcoming Trusts 101 seminar on June 18, 2014 at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  The seminar is designed for professionals involved in creating, administering and terminating trusts, including: Attorneys Financial Planners Accountants and CPAsRead More…

Are Wills Made On iPads Valid?

At least one Ohio Probate Court has upheld a last will and testament made and signed on a tablet.  Judge James Walther of the Lorain County Probate Court has admitted to probate an electronic will written and signed on a Samsung Galaxy tablet.  The witnesses to the will testified inRead More…

Estate Planning Lessons from Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Estate

The recent death of popular actor Philip Seymour Hoffman points out some estate planning pitfalls.  Although Mr. Hoffman executed a will in 2004, he failed to update it after having two children.  And Mr. Hoffman earned some significant income in the following years.  Moreover,  some significant estate tax law changesRead More…

Health, Wealth & Legacy Planning Seminar

Ameriprise Financial invites you to a special seminar at Beau’s Grille on Thursday May 15, 2014 @ 6:30 pm. This event is features: R. Bryan Nace, Attorney at Law, Nace Law Office Ming Je Huang, DC, DACBA, Integrative Chiropractic Clinic Annie Zhang, Private Wealth Advisor, Ameriprise Financial This seminar willRead More…

Asbestos-Lined Baby Bottle Warmer

Asbestos was used in many, many products.  But this one seems like a particularly bad idea which I had not heard of previously.  Designed for use in the car, it would have exposed the whole family to asbestos fibers.  Asbestorama has many pictures of asbestos-containing products posted on its FlickrRead More…

Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Claim Involving Jealous Husband At Blossom Music Center?

Are you covered by your homeowner’s insurance if you punch your wife’s lover at Blossom Music Center after having a few beers?  The Ninth District Court of Appeals recently allowed the claim against Allstate to continue, finding that granting summary judgment to Allstate was error where the policy covered bodilyRead More…

GM’s Ignition Switch Recall

Should manufacturers be liable when they sell products that are defective and cause injury and death?  Recent reports in the press indicate that General Motors knew not only that its ignition switches in 1.62 million now-recalled cars were faulty, but it also knew the problem was made worse by theRead More…

American Heritage Financial Estate Planning Presentation – May 7, 2014

Learn about creating an Estate Plan that reflects your values, helps your heirs, protects your assets, and has optimum tax efficiency.  R. Bryan Nace will be speaking at the American Heritage Financial Estate Planning presentation on May 7, 2014 at 7 pm.   Topics include trusts, living wills, powers of attorney,Read More…