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Category Archives: Ernie Banks Estate

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Ernie Banks Estate, Part 10: Settlement Talks and More

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

This is the ninth installment in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first nine pieces here. I’m back! It’s been a couple months since my last blog post and over six months since my last update on the Banks Estate. Much of my free… Read More »

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Ernie Banks Estate, Part 9: Answer to the Will Contest

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

This is the ninth installment in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first eight pieces here. It’s been a couple of months since my last update on the Banks Estate case. Quick recap: Ernie’s surviving wife, Elizabeth Banks, filed a combined will and trust… Read More »

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Ernie Banks Estate, Part 8: Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

This is the eighth in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first seven installments here. Blogging has been a bit light lately with fall madness — and the Cubs playoff chase — upon us, but I wanted to update readers on the latest developments…. Read More »

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Ernie Banks Estate, Part 7: Intro to Will and Trust Contests

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

This is the seventh in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first six installments here. Before I get into today’s main topic, I want to update regular readers on developments since my last installment on July 28. As you’re probably aware, Elizabeth Banks filed… Read More »

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Ernie Banks Estate, Part 6: Surviving Spouse’s Award

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

This is the sixth in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first five installments here. First, and before I completely bury the lead, news broke just yesterday that Elizabeth Banks filed the anticipated Will (and Trust) Contest on July 24. You can read about… Read More »

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Ernie Banks Estate, Part 5: Rights of Publicity

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

The Ernie Banks Estate is not becoming any less contentious as time passes. His widow and his caretaker/executor continue to do battle over information in probate court. Today’s post will first bring you up-to-date on the citation proceedings introduced in my last post. Then I’ll highlight some of the revelations contained in the recent… Read More »

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Ernie Banks Estate, Part 4: Citations to Discover and Recover

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

Cubs legend Ernie Banks died nearly 4 months ago, but his estate continues to make headlines as new facts and twists trickle out in the legal wrangling between his caretaker and his family. The ultimate battle has yet to begin — a will contest has not yet even been filed — but the battle… Read More »

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Ernie Banks Estate, Part 3: Creditor Claims Against the Estate

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

Mr. Cub’s estate battle has now entered roughly the top of the second inning. To recap, you can read my first two installments on this case here and here. What’s happened since my last installment on March 3rd? Quite a bit (you can actually review the basic probate docket entries here). I will start… Read More »

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Ernie Banks Estate, Part 2: Probate vs. Non-Probate Property

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

A lot of people are following the Ernie Banks probate case with intense interest, attorneys included. I think part of the reason for the public interest is that a lot of people have either gone through a similar family situation, or know someone else that has. It has touched a chord. But this is… Read More »

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Ernie Banks and the Illinois Disposition of Remains Act

By Jeffrey R. Gottlieb |

First, a confession: I am a lifelong die-hard Cubs fan (an inherited condition). Yes, I know, that can take a toll on one’s mental health. And yes, I actually do believe that ‘next year’ could be this year. Or at least next year. No player embodies Cubs baseball more than the legendary Ernie Banks…. Read More »