A $20 million fraud and legal malpractice action initiated by John Randolph Hearst Jr. against his wife and their attorney has been reinstated by a New York state appellate court. Mr. Hearst has accused his wife of taking advantage of his ill health by transferring more than $20 million of his property into her name, leaving him access to only a relatively small sum and effectively disinheriting his daughter and grandchildren. Mr. Hearst also claims the couple's attorney aided and abetted the fraud.
N.Y. Appeals Court Revives Hearst Heir's $20 Million Fraud Suit Against Spouse, Attorney
New York Law Journal
May 2, 2008