Saturday, August 24, 2019
Among the checks was a single one of $702,711.90 from Sound Exchange and the Screen Writers Guild and $285,944.27 in checks from her publishing company, Springtime Publishing, EMI, BMI, Carlin Music and Feel Good Films. The grand total was $988,656.17.
See Singer Died with $1 Million in Uncashed Checks, CNN, August 23, 2019, see also Brie Stimson, Aretha Franklin had Nearly $1M in Uncashed Checks When She Died 1 Year Ago, Fox News, August 24, 2019; see also Karu F. Daniels, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Died With $1 Million in Uncashed Checks, August 22, 2019.
Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas), Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law), and Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law for bringing these articles to my attention.