Edward Masry, the trial lawyer who made headlines in life, continues to shape the law -- albeit probate law -- in death. A California appeals court has validated a trust that Masry created weeks before his death that left control of his assets to two of his children, and not to his wife of 13 years. Masry's widow contends that her husband improperly shifted assets, including an interest in the law firm of "Erin Brockovich" fame, from their jointly controlled trust to the new trust without telling her.
Estate Switch Validated, Cutting Out Widow of 'Erin Brockovich' Lawyer
September 8, 2008