Judge Rules Sumner Redstone Competency Case Can Proceed
March 1, 2016 at 3:55 AM (PT)
The case by SUMNER REDSTONE's ex-girlfriend challenging her removal as the former VIACOM and CBS CORPORATION Chairman's representative is moving forward, as LOS ANGELES COUNTY Superior Court Judge DAVID J. COWAN has scheduled the five-day trial to start MAY 6th. The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports that the judge denied REDSTONE's attorneys' motion to dismiss MANUELA HERZER's lawsuit after an examination of REDSTONE's mental state indicated questions about his competency.
COWAN's ruling noted that VIACOM CEO PHILIPPE DAUMAN, who replaced HERZER as REDSTONE's personal representative, lives in NEW YORK while REDSTONE is in LOS ANGELES, raising questions about how DAUMAN can look after his former boss and suggesting that nobody is in charge of REDSTONE's health care. The judge also questioned why REDSTONE has put DAUMAN and VIACOM COO THOMAS DOOLEY ahead of his own daughter SHARI as agents for his care.