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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Court Halts Proceedings in James Brown Estate

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I have previously discussed the ongoing estate battle between soul singer James Brown, and his alleged wife Tommie Rae Hynie.  The South Carolina Supreme Court has now ordered Aiken County court officials to stop all proceedings in the cases regarding Brown’s estate.  The order told the Aiken County Clerk to give the high court all orders issued in any action related to the James Brown estate and the marital status of Brown and Hynie. 

This order could indicate that the South Carolina Supreme Court wants to reevaluate the case, as there are many questions that need to be answered.  Yet, the lawyer for Brown’s family said the order “puts the whole case in limbo and stops everything in its tracks until the Supreme Court gives direction.”  The legal dispute has also put Brown’s foundation on hold, which was supposed to provide education to poor children in South Carolina and Georgia. 

See The Associated Press, SC Supreme Court Freezes James Brown Estate Case, The State, Feb. 26, 2015.


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