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Judge finds 'no urgency' in Sumner Redstone competency dispute

The high-stakes legal battle over whether ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone is mentally competent is expected to unfold in a Los Angeles courtroom over the next several months -- but not in an expedited manner. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Clifford L. Klein on Monday denied a request by Redstone's...

Sumner Redstone Won't Immediately Undergo Examination In Healthcare Legal Fight

The mogul's ex filed Wednesday to be put in charge of his healthcare, declaring him mentally incompetent, and wanted him medically examined this week. read more

Sumner Redstone Wins Round One Of Competency & Health Care Agent Lawsuit

Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone is in charge of his facilities said a judge today, and can decide who he wants his health care agent to be. “I find no urgency,” said Superior Court Judge Clifford Klein Monday. He cited no emergency and...Show More Summary

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Sumner Redstone: An article in the Nov. 28 Business section about a lawsuit challenging the mental competence of media mogul Sumner Redstone did not provide attribution for a passage that said ex-girlfriend Manuela Herzer made healthcare decisions on Redstone's behalf until she was expelled from...

Mental competence suit against Redstone raises questions over future of Viacom and CBS

The lawsuit filed this week challenging the mental competence of media mogul Sumner Redstone has raised questions among legal and business experts over the future of the 92-year-old billionaire's empire and how his companies should respond. Redstone controls CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc., which owns...

Holiday Bell: 11.27.15

China; Russia; Brazil HF star says economy will get much worse before it gets better; "Sumner Redstone can barely speak, but wants steak and sex every day"; Bacon-scented underwear; and more.

Sumner Redstone: Sad New Claims and What's Next in the Fight

The mogul's ex paints a picture of Redstone in decline ("obsessed" with sex and steak, "a living ghost") in new court documents over who will care for him, while others deny the depiction ("engaged and attentive," says Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman). read more

Sumner Redstone Lawyer Fires Back at Ex's Lawsuit: "Preposterous," "Lies"

The Viacom executive chairman's mental competency is being challenged in an explosive probate case. read more

Write-Offs: 11.25.15

Pimco sues Citi; Barclays settles Libor; "Sumner Redstone Denies Ex-Girlfriend's Claim He's Incapacitated"; and more.

Lawsuit Paints Portrait of Viacom Boss Sumner Redstone as ‘Living Ghost'; Redstone Camp Fires Back

Attorneys for Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, fired back against a lawsuit filed today by the media titan’s former longtime companion, according to media reports. The lawsuit reportedly challenges Redstone’s mental competency. Variety reports that Manuela Herzer wants...

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Says Sumner Redstone “Engaged & Attentive” In Response To Lawsuit

Sunmer Redstone's former companion and self described caregiver Manuela Herzer may want back into the Viacom chairman's "living ghost" of a life but his corporate right hand man says the boss is still in good shape. In papers filed today in response to Ms. Show More Summary

Court Filing Challenges Competence of Sumner Redstone

The filing in a California court was made by Manuela Herzer, a friend of Mr. Redstone, 92, who has controlling interests in CBS and Viacom.

Billionaire Sumner Redstone unable to make decisions, says lawsuit by ex-girlfriend

A bitter battle to control the fortune of ailing billionaire Sumner Redstone escalated Wednesday when the media mogul's ex-girlfriend filed a lawsuit alleging that he is mentally impaired and unable to make decisions. The lawsuit raises important questions about whether the 92-year-old Redstone...

Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone -- Legal Docs Claim Mental Incompetence But Healthy Sexual Appetite

Viacom Chairman and CEO Sumner Redstone is in the middle of a legal war, with his ex-lover/caregiver fighting in court to regain control over decisions that will keep him alive... and her arguments involve sex. Manuela Herzer claims in legal docs…

THR Report: Fight May Be Brewing Over ‘Mental Competency’ of Media Mogul Sumner Redstone

“The mental competency of Sumner Redstone could be openly challenged as his longtime companion Manuela Herzer — who was ejected from Redstone’s life in October — might be set to square off against the frail 92-year-old Viacom and CBS executive...

New Twist in Sumner Redstone Soap Opera: Daughter, Ex-Companion on Verge of Fight Over Mental Competency

As the Viacom mogul's health is said to be in decline and Shari Redstone asserts more control over his care, she might face a challenge from former flame Manuela Herzer. "We are monitoring this fluid situation on a daily basis," says Herzer's new lawyer read more

Redstone Family Saga Writ Large In Favorable Tax Court Decision

It remains to be seen whether Sumner Redstone will be hit with the three-quarter million in gift tax and $15.5 million in interest that his brother's estate won on in Tax Court.

Deal Professor: As Viacom Struggles, Questions About Current and Future Control

Viacom has no clear succession plan in place for its 92-year-old chairman, Sumner Redstone, at a time when it is confronting a shifting marketplace.

Who Will Succeed Sumner Redstone?

“Boardroom drama is intensifying at Viacom Inc. amid questions about the health of Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone, as Wall Street ponders what the struggling media giant might look like without him,” reports The Wall Street Journal. [Note: The WSJ is...

Sumner Redstone Took a Mental Competency Test Last Month (Report)

Health concerns continue to swirl around the 92-year old Viacom executive chairman, who holds roughly 80 percent of the voting rights at his company. read more

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