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Battle for $40 Billion Empire Focuses on Redstone’s Mental State

As lawsuits for Sumner Redstone’s $40 billion media empire continue, the judge questions both sides on Redstone’s mental state and communication skills.

Massachusetts judge asks about Sumner Redstone's condition in hearing

By Jessica Toonkel (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge presiding over a case hinging on Sumner Redstone's mental condition on Thursday peppered attorneys on both sides of the dispute with questions about the 93-year-old media mogul's state of mind and how he communicates with people. Show More Summary

Judge asks for more information in lawsuit challenging Sumner Redstone's mental capacity

A Massachusetts judge on Thursday put off a decision on whether to toss out a lawsuit that challenges the mental competency of mogul Sumner Redstone, keeping alive a contentious fight over the future of media company Viacom Inc. Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman brought the lawsuit late last...

Sumner Redstone's Game Of Thrones

About 90% of Viacom’s shares are Class B non-voting shares. But in the battle for control of Viacom, only those who own the remaining 10%, the Class A voting shares, have a say and Sumner Redstone controls about 80 percent of these shares. Show More Summary

Redstone Tells Court: There’s No Need To Examine His Competence

Sumner Redstone told the Massachusetts Family and Probate Court today, ahead of a hearing tomorrow, that he can be left alone while it rules on Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman’s effort to remain on Redstone’s family trust and the board of...Show More Summary

Viacom owner Sumner Redstone's signature has changed, and it has people talking

Is Sumner Redstone's signature a sign of something more? The 93-year-old media mogul is having his mental capacity and independent judgment challenged in an ongoing war for the control of Viacom by former friends and colleagues. Legal...Show More Summary

Sumner Redstone's National Amusements calls on Viacom to stop 'vicious attacks'

Sumner Redstone’s investment vehicle stepped up its campaign against Viacom board members who contend that the ailing 93-year-old mogul lacks the capacity to make decisions about his family’s media empire. With a major court hearing looming, National Amusements directors, including Redstone, on Tuesday...

National Amusements Blasts Viacom’s “Vicious” Attacks On Redstones

Updated with Viacom response: Five of Viacom’s directors will be replaced no matter what a court decides about Sumner Redstone’s competence, the National Amusements board said today in a letter to the entertainment giant. The theater...Show More Summary

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Sumner Redstone Face-To-Face Rejected By Viacom Board, Mogul’s Reps Claim

With the legal trench warfare continuing between Sumer Redstone and his side against Viacom Chair and CEO Philippe Dauman and other would-be ousted execs, now comes news that a sit-down was declined last week that could have seen some...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Viacom lead director turned down offer for another director to meet Sumner Redstone

By Jessica Toonkel and Dan Levine NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Viacom Inc's lead independent director Frederic Salerno vetoed an offer by Sumner Redstone's attorneys to have another of Viacom's independent directors meet face-to-face...Show More Summary

Viacom CEO pushes for fast-tracked trial in Redstone trust case

Lawyers for Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman on Monday pressed a Massachusetts court to fast-track a trial over his removal from the trust that will control the company.  Ninety-three-year-old media mogul Sumner Redstone last month moved to oust Dauman and fellow Viacom director George Abrams...

Viacom CEO seeks immediate mental examination of Sumner Redstone

Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and a fellow director on Thursday demanded an “immediate” mental examination of Sumner Redstone, in the latest move in the war over the 93-year-old media mogul’s empire.  Dauman and fellow Viacom board member George Abrams filed suit in Massachusetts state...

Viacom CEO asks court to order medical exam of Sumner Redstone

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and Viacom board member George Abrams asked a Massachusetts court on Thursday to require an immediate medical exam of controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone. In a filing with the...Show More Summary

Viacom Asks Courts To Order Immediate Sumner Redstone Exam

Viacom and its CEO Philippe Dauman asked two courts today to order an immediate exam of controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone to determine whether the 93-year-old is competent to run his media empire. “The necessity of an immediate...Show More Summary

Sumner Redstone's mental competency is key in the Viacom board dispute, judge says

Sumner Redstone’s mental capacity will play a key role in the dispute over the media mogul’s move to oust five Viacom board members, a Delaware judge said Wednesday. But the judge stopped short of fast-tracking the case, saying the board members, including Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, will...

Delaware Court Says Viacom Dispute Needs Assessment Of Sumner Redstone

Delaware Chancery Court Judge Andre Bouchard says he wants to know how competent Sumner Redstone is before deciding whether to endorse an effort by Viacom’s controlling shareholder to replace five directors. But the judge didn’t approve...Show More Summary

Sumner Redstone asks Massachusetts judge to dismiss Dauman case

Sumner Redstone’s lawyers are asking a probate judge to dismiss a high-stakes lawsuit that challenges the mogul’s decision to oust two longtime advisors from their influential roles helping oversee the Redstone family’s media empire. The two associates – Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and...

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