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Sex Machine Charity Broke Down
Highest Court C.D. California
Year Ended 2010
Plaintiffs Individual(s)
Defendants Estate of Artist(s)
Trust of Artist(s)
Trustee of Artist(s)
UMG Records
Other Brown, James
Short Description The facts behind this case aren't easy to discern from the text itself, but outside information helps. Plaintiff is a former business partner of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul; the two were equal partners in a nonprofit organization, the "I Feel Good" Children's Trust, an organization intended to raise money for needy children. After James Brown allegedly sexually assaulted Plaintiff, she moved to Illinois, though their partnership continued for some time. Upon Brown's death, Plaintiff initiated several lawsuits in different states, including one in Illinois and this one, in California, despite Brown's probate proceedings and subsequent settlement occurring in South Carolina. In this case, a California federal court found that the "probate exception," a jurisdictional rule that "precludes federal courts from endeavoring to dispose of property that is in the custody of a state probate court," barred the federal court's adjudication of the issue; Plaintiff filed this federal action to interfere with the pending state proceedings. - LSW

Legal Issues
Conflicts of Law Jurisdiction & Forum Subject Matter Jurisdiction
General Affirmative Defenses Probate Exception
Trusts & Estates Will Probate & Administration Will Contests/Claims Against the Estate


Opinions Hollander v. Irrevocable Trust Established by James Brown in August 1, 2000
2010 WL 2719850
C.D. California , July 07, 2010 ( No. CV 10-3357 PSG (AJWx) )


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Related Searches Parties
Brown, James ( Other )
Estate of Artist(s) ( Defendant )
Individual(s) ( Plaintiff )
Trust of Artist(s) ( Defendant )
Trustee of Artist(s) ( Defendant )
UMG Records ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Conflicts of Law / Jurisdiction & Forum / Subject Matter Jurisdiction
General / Affirmative Defenses / Probate Exception
Trusts & Estates / Will Probate & Administration / Will Contests/Claims Against the Estate

Courts
C.D. California (highest court)


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