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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Judge Kennedy, Davidson County, and Conservatorship Abuse

Court FightThe Davidson County Circuit Court, under the supervision of Judge Randy Kennedy, has placed the house of Nashville Singer Danny Tate up for public auction. The auction is set to take place on September 18, 2012.  The auction is actually part of the conservatorship that the judge pretended to terminate over two years ago. Since that date, Tate has continued to fight his conservatorship and the sale of his assets.

These actions by Judge Kennedy is only one incident in which Judge Kennedy has been involved the draining of a person’s assets in a bad conservatorship. As I have previously discussed, the abuse that resulted from Ms. Jewel Tinnon’s conservatorship was a product of the Davidson County Court in Tennessee. Judge Kennedy was the judge in that case as well. 

See Nashville Probate Judge Orders Sale of Danny Tate Home,  EstateofDenial, Sept. 17, 2012.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


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Sadly, the new owner of Danny Tate's home is his former lawyer, Michael G. Hoskins, who purchased the home at approximately 1/3 the value. Hoskins and Paul Housch (the lawyer who facilitated putting Tate in the conservatorship) were the only real bidders.

Attorneys Housch and Hoskins "conserved" Danny Tate out of his entire estate and plunged him into spiraling debt - and now Hoskins has taken Tate's home.

When is enough enough?

In summation, they created the debt themselves and placed it at the feet of the very person they were supposed to be "protecting." And the judge, Randy Kennedy, rubberstamped every unnecessary and wrongful bit of it.

Join the national movement for reform of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships. Join NASGA: www.StopGuardianAbuse.org.

Posted by: Elaine Renoire | Sep 19, 2012 4:22:59 PM

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