Why are Alfie Evans and Terri Schiavo Different?

The Western World was paying close attention to the plight of a little boy, who was lying critically ill in Liverpool, England’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and who was at the center of a dispute between his parents, the British courts, and the hospital itself.  The courts and the hospital had "decided" that Alfie is … Continue reading Why are Alfie Evans and Terri Schiavo Different?

From Trump to 50 Cent, Bankruptcy Protection has been Quite a Useful Tool

Donald Trump isn’t the only one (though he has probably been the most politically vilified) who has taken advantage of the bankruptcy courts in the United States.  Actually, that’s not exactly correct.  Trump himself has never filed for bankruptcy.  His corporations have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy four times. In 1991, for example, Trump's Taj … Continue reading From Trump to 50 Cent, Bankruptcy Protection has been Quite a Useful Tool

George Washington’s Estate Planning Blunder

George Washington’s meticulous Estate Planning had a hiccup. When George Washington died on December 14, 1799, to say that he had become a wealthy man would be a serious understatement.  Although Washington was a busy man, and although he, too, died somewhat unexpectedly, following a brief illness, in contrast to Abraham Lincoln in later years, … Continue reading George Washington’s Estate Planning Blunder