Testimony that he wanted to be rid of his ex-girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, saves the day for him in the lawsuit she filed to have him declared mentally incompetent. The Judge in Los Angeles Superior Court found he was able to speak, understand and respond appropriately to questions. Herzer then turned her attention to Redstone’s children, filing suit against them for interfering with her inheritance.
She seeks $70M. The fight continues. There is no inheritance until a person dies and, in Texas, there is no such thing as a pre-death will contest. In Texas, it is also “up-in-the-air”, right now, whether the cause of action for tortious interference with inheritance exists. Currently, the cases, overwhelmingly establish it does, but the subject in a new case finding it does not remains on appeal and we will need to wait to see if the Texas Supreme Court accepts the issue for its consideration. Call us today at (214) 965-9999, if you have questions like about an estate in Texas.