Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently ruled that Shelby County Probate Court Judge Robert Benham overstepped his authority in the battle over murdered NBA star Lorenzen Wright’s estate.
Benham appointed a guardian to investigate lavish spending by ex-wife Sherra Wright. Within ten months, Sherra Wright spent almost all of the $1 million in proceeds she received from an insurance policy on her husband’s life. The appeals court vacated Benham’s judgment directing the guardian ad litem to take actions, ruling he “acted beyond the scope of (his) jurisdiction.”
See Marc Perrusquia, BRIEF: Local Judge Overstepped Authority in Lorenzen Wright Estate Case, Appeals Court Says, Insurance News Net, March 28, 2014.