After year-long back-and-forth, Helen Plummer's estate settled
BATON ROUGE- The attorney appointed to oversee Helen Plummer's estate says her case has been settled.
According to David Koch, Plummer's $650,000 estate will be split between the great grandchildren, great niece and Plummer's daughter. This means the back-and-forth and going to court to settle Plummer's will is over.
All of this follows a questionable will that was drafted by Former Southern University Law Professor Dorothy Jackson. Jackson is also a Board Member of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging and wrote the will for Plummer who was a client there. The case gained attention after the WBRZ Investigative Unit broke the story involving the questionable will. That will would have benefitted the Executive Director at the Council on Aging, Tasha Clark Amar to the tune of $120,000.
Our stories culminated with public outrage and the termination of Southern University Law Professor Dorothy Jackson. Jackson drafted the will at Southern's Elder Law Clinic while Plummer was weeks away from her 95th birthday.
As part of the settlement, David Koch said he will receive $42,000 from Plummer's estate for work he did on the succession. He added Attorney Joe Prokop will receive approximately $7,000.
Although the estate is settled, this ongoing case will continue. Tasha Clark Amar is suing the family for defamation after they did interviews with the WBRZ Investigative Unit about what she did. Clark Amar has asked for an outside Judge to hear the case. A decision on that matter is still pending.
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