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Attorney wants legal bills in Plummer succession kept secret

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BATON ROUGE- In Helen Plummer's succession case, attorney David Koch filed a motion to have bills he submitted to the court for work done sealed.

If that motion is granted, it would ultimately shut out the Investigative Unit and other media outlets from reporting on part of Plummer’s succession case. Plummer was 94-years old when she was driven to the Southern University Elder Law Clinic to have a will drafted that would benefit EBR Council on Aging Director Tasha Clark Amar to the tune of $120,000.

Following reports by the Investigative Unit, Clark Amar stepped off the will, and Dorothy Jackson was fired from Southern University for her actions. In court filings today, Plummer’s family opposed the record being sealed. The motion to seal the record comes as the Investigative Unit learned Joe Prokop and David Koch billed Plummer’s estate $47,000 for work they claim they did after Clark Amar and Jackson engaged in questionable behavior to create the will.

Court documents filed by Plummer’s family state, “Koch’s own motion suggests the public will be offended by his fee.”

Jackson also wants a piece of the pie. She wants more than $1,000 she spent on court filings for the will.

Plummer’s family believes they shouldn’t have to pay Jackson because that will was invalid. This week, we reported Clark Amar is asking for an outside judge to be appointed to hear her defamation case. Clark Amar claimed Plummer’s family is bullying her in continuing news reports by WBRZ and The Advocate.


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