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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Business Partner Loses Teazars In Will Dispute

WillsShaun Russouw was the business partner of the late-owner of a South African gentleman's club, Lolly Jackson. He claims that the club, Teazers, was suppose to be left to him. The dispute over the ownership of the club occurred when someone discovered that Jackson left two different wills. One of the wills left most of the estate to his widow, Demi Jackson. The second will, which Russouw claims to be the correct will, left the business, property, and a green Lamborghini to him. Russouw further claimed that Lolly Jackson told him that he would receive the business and his car if anything happened to him.

A Durban High Court ruled in favor of the widow, reasoning that any deal between the two business partners was personal and not binding. Judge Pillemer also criticized Russouw for diluting facts surrounding the business relationship between the two men. Jackson died in 2010 from a gunshot wound.

See Sapa, Jackson Had Two Wills: Durban Teazers Boss, Times Live, Nov. 19, 2012.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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the one closest to the camera has a certain je ne sais quoi

Posted by: Brian J. Cohan | Nov 20, 2012 8:49:54 AM

Sounds like a really interesting dispute and I'm curious as to what happened to the Lamborghini. thanks for sharing

Posted by: Danny searching disputes | Aug 2, 2013 10:30:26 AM

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