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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Public Guardian Investigated For Excessive Billing

Ist2_2663047-scales-of-justiceJeanan Mills Stuart, a Davidson County public guardian, is currently being investigated for billing her wards excessively. Her duty as a public guardian is to take over the financial affairs of people who are mentally or physically handicapped. Stuart has billed for more than 24 hours in one day and has gained over $270,000 dollars for doing small tasks like checking emails.The inquiry began when Stuart was charging over $200 an hour for doing non legal tasks. Experts have asserted that Stuart's billing for non legal tasks is not typical. A judge is currently evaluating Stuart's billing practices.

See Walter F. Roche Jr., Davidson County Public Guardian's Bills Exceed $1.8 Million ,The Tennessean, May 11, 2013.

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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