Friday, December 2, 2011

Florida 'Ana Nicole' Judge Accused Of Attempting To Hijack Now-Deceased Widow's Estate Settles Civil Action

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports:

  • The civil case accusing former Broward Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin of fleecing a wealthy, widowed neighbor of money and property worth hundreds of thousands of dollars has been resolved by way of a confidential settlement, according to one of the attorneys involved in the case.

  • Barbara M. Kasler, who lived in the same Fort Lauderdale condo as the onetime judge, his family and in-laws, died Nov. 7, 2010, at age 84. A confidential mediation settlement agreement was signed by the parties in September and October.

  • The civil lawsuit filed in Kasler's name, estimated her wealth at $5 million, and accused Seidlin — who gained national notoriety over his televised tearful handling of the Anna Nicole Smith death case — of feigning friendship with the widow, siphoning off her money and trying to hijack her estate.

  • The suit also accused Seidlin's in-laws, Oren and Barbara Ray, of buying a condo from Kasler at an unfair discount.

For more, see Former judge accused of exploiting elderly neighbor settles lawsuit.

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