Judge Declines To Appoint Conservator To Handle Casey Kasem's Affairs
October 16, 2013 at 4:50 AM (PT)
The three oldest children of CASEY KASEM were dealt an at least temporary setback in their legal battle to have a conservator appointed to handle the ailing radio icon's affairs, with a judge declining to immediately intervene in KASEM's care.
AP reports that Judge ROY PAUL said he did not see an urgent need to appoint a third party after receiving information about KASEM's care from a court-appointed attorney, SAMUEL INGHAM. However, PAUL did not dismiss the case, brought by daughter JULIE KASEM and alleging that CASEY KASEM's wife JEAN is preventing she and her siblings KERRI and MIKE from seeing their father and being involved in decisions about his medical care.
Attorney MARSHALL GROSSMAN, representing JEAN KASEM, said that 2011 documents supersede a 2007 appointment of JULIE KASEM to oversee her father's medical care, and submitted a sworn declaration from JEAN KASEM asserting that her husband is getting around-the-clock medical care and calling her stepchildren's legal actions and accusations that she is holding her husband hostage a "living nightmare." Judge PAUL has appointed an independent doctor to review the medical records; another hearing has been set for NOVEMBER 19th.