Probate Tentative Rulings for Tuesday

Probate Tentative Rulings

Department 25-Courtroom 2L

Hon. Joseph C. Scott

August 19, 2014

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Approved – Non-Appearance

Appearance Required

Continued or Dropped Matters


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Court Call OK?

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Case Name



Guardianship of Jacinto-Gonzalez


Conservatorship of Johnston

Appointment of Successor Conservator//*

Appear.  The court is inclined to GRANT the petition.






Guardianship of Mems


Schiel Trust

Review of Settlement, Approval of Account, Objection to Attorney’s Fees Paid//**  The Court is inclined to issue the following order: Continue to 10-6-14.  Order Trustee Fletcher to file a response to the objection by 9-15-14, reply by Shiel addressing extent to which Shiel proposes to surcharge the trustee, if at all, by 9-22-14.  Advise the parties that no judgment or order for disgorgement of such fees by Gilfix & LaPoll will be issued unless an 850 Petition or other appropriate action naming Gilfix & LaPoll as respondent is filed and served. 






Conservatorship of Kentfield


Liebowitz Trust

Petition for Instructions, Objection//**  The Court is inclined to issue the following order:

Continue to 10-24-14 for trial setting.  Order Trustee Sylvia Way to respond to the opposition filed by Barbara Kanowick by 9-12-14 and to appear on 10-24-14 and show cause why she should not be removed as trustee, given the conflict of interest created by her personal animosity to a beneficiary of the trust.  Declarations showing cause to be filed by 9-12-14, response if any by Barbara Kanowick to be filed by 9-26-14. 






Estate of Lashkareff


*Appearance Ordered , Failure to Appear may cause Petition to be Denied or Opposition Stricken






Guardianship of Coleman


**Appearance Optional, However, failure to appear will be viewed as waiver of oral argument and the court may issue an order that differs from the tentative ruling based on argument presented by those who attend, or based on further consideration of the papers. 






Estate of Palmieri








Estate of Garibaldi








Estate of Coreris








Estate of Bauer
























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