NY Times (April 23, 2021): Maine Officials Say Artist’s Estate Overpaid Lawyers by $3.7 Million

Graham Bowley and Murray Carpenter, in their New York Times article, discuss how the attorney general has demanded the executor for Robert Indiana’s estate repay almost half of its legal expenses. The article, “Maine Officials Say Artist’s Estate Overpaid Lawyers by $3.7 Million,” includes the following commentary:

Robert Indiana and his artistic legacy have suffered many indignities since his death at 89 in his home in Maine in 2018.

Had the artist, in fact, designed much of his last work, been paid the full royalties due from business partners or been properly cared for in his last days, living alone in a ramshackle house on the island of Vinalhaven?

Those questions have been debated for years in Maine and New York courtrooms. Now, as perhaps a final indignity, the Maine attorney general’s office is saying the lawyers who charged $8.4 million to handle those legal matters, and others, for Indiana’s estate were significantly overpaid.

To view the full article, click here: “Maine Officials Say Artist’s Estate Overpaid Lawyers by $3.7 Million”

Posted by Jessica Ji, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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