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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Homeless Man Inherits a “Significant” Amount

Bankruptcy_inheritanceMax Melitzer, a homeless man living in Salt Lake City, received life changing news this month—that he inherited a “significant” amount of money from his brother. Melitzer’s family hired detective David Lundberg to locate Melitzer after his brother’s death. After searching for two months, Lundberg found Melitzer in a Salt Lake City park and delivered the bittersweet news.

Though Lundberg declined to disclose the specific amount Melitzer inherited, he did state, “[Melitzer] will no longer be living on the street or in abandoned storage sheds. He’ll be able to have a normal life, and be able to have a home, provide for himself, and purchase clothing, food and health care.”

Private eye tells homeless man of inheritance, The Associated Press, Jun. 18, 2011.

Special thanks to J. Barrett Shipp (The Law Office of J. Barrett Shipp, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention.


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I hope he'll be able to wisely budget and manage his inheritance.

Posted by: AffordAnything.org | Jul 7, 2011 4:38:52 PM

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