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Appeal filed in Tom Benson competency case

A judge in New Orleans ruled last week that Saints owner Tom Benson is mentally fit to manage his affairs, which means that there was no need to rescind his decision to change his will to make his current wife Gayle his heir rather than his daughter and grandchildren. Benson never took the stand during…

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Tom Benson Ruling Appealed

The daughter of the owner Tom Benson, joined by her two adult children, appealed a ruling by a state court judge that Benson was mentally fit to control the New Orleans Saints and his other businesses.

Benson's daughter, grandchildren appeal competency ruling

The daughter and grandchildren of Tom Benson are appealing last week's ruling that found the Saints and Pelicans owner mentally competent to make his own business decisions.

Tom Benson's Estranged Heirs Appeal Competency Ruling: Latest Details, Reaction

Estranged family members of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson reportedly filed an appeal on Wednesday after a judge ruled last week that the 87-year-old businessman remained mentally fit to manage his assets. Katherine...Show More Summary

New Orleans Saints Owner's Family Appeals Mental Competency Ruling

Three relatives of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson on Wednesday appealed a ruling by a state court judge who declared the 87-year-old billionaire mentally fit to control his major league sports teams and other businesses.

Tom Benson Declared Competent, But What Does It Really Mean?

As owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, Tom Benson, is used to being in control.  He worked his way up humble beginnings, starting as a used-car salesman, to owner of multiple car dealerships, banks, real estate, and a television station.  Of course, Benson is most well-known for owning [...]

Judge rules Saints owner Tom Benson mentally competent to run team

A New Orleans judge ruled Thursday that 87-year-old New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is mentally competent to run the team. The ruling came down after an eight-day trial in which Benson’s daughter and two grandchildren asked to rule Benson, who also owns the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, mentally incompetent to run his businesses. Show More Summary

Tom Benson Is Found Capable of Running Saints and Pelicans

A state court judge ruled that Benson, whose daughter and her two children had sought to have him declared mentally unfit, had “clarity of thought and volition, despite some memory lapses.”

Court Win for Saints Owner Tom Benson

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson — and the current power structure he has set up — have cleared a crucial legal hurdle in a struggle for control of the NFL and NBA teams.

Tom Benson Ruled Mentally Competent, Will Keep Control of Saints, Pelicans

Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Saints, won a mental competency trial Thursday. The ruling secures his control of the two teams in addition to his other investments, according to Ramon Antonio Vargas and...Show More Summary

Judge Finds Saints Owner Tom Benson To Be Mentally Competent

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The estranged heirs of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson are going to have a much harder time working their way back into the 87-year-old’s will, as a judge has just ruled that Benson is competent enough to continue managing his own affairs. Read more...

Judge rules in favor of Pelicans' Benson in legal fight over team

A judge has ruled that New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson remains competent to run his business empire.

New Orleans judge says Tom Benson capable of running Saints, Pelicans

Tom Benson won an important court decision in the ongoing legal battle with his daughter and grandkids. A New Orleans judge ruled that Tom Benson, the 87-year-old owner of the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, is competent enough to run his businesses and make decisions pertaining to the family trust. Show More Summary

Judge finds Tom Benson mentally competent

After Saints owner Tom Benson changed his will to leave the team and the NBA’s Pelicans to his current wife Gayle, his daughter and grandchildren filed a lawsuit alleging that the 87-year-old was mentally incompetent to make that decision. Benson responded by saying that they were not capable of handling the teams and other business…

Tom Benson’s competency trial ends

The trial concerning whether Saints owner Tom Benson was mentally sound when he changed his will to leave control of the Saints and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans to his wife rather than his daughter and grandchildren came to an end on Friday. Benson did not testify over the eight days that the case was heard…

Pelicans owner has estate lawyer, psychiatrist testify

The estate lawyer who helped Tom Benson oust his daughter and her two children from ownership positions with the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans concluded his testimony Thursday in a trial examining Benson's mental soundness.

Wife of Pelicans' owner testifies in competency trial

Gayle Benson, the third wife of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, is the latest witnesses to testify in a trial examining whether her husband was mentally competent when he chose her as his primary successor and disowned relatives who'd previously been in line to take over his business empire.

Tom Benson’s lawyers don’t want him to testify in competency trial

As the trial challenging the ability of Saints owner Tom Benson to change his will to bequeath his NFL and NBA teams not to a daughter and her two children but to his wife continues, a question lingers regarding whether Benson will testify in the case. Via Andy Grimm of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Benson’s lawyers…

Pelicans president testifies in Benson trial

Attorneys for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began calling their witnesses Friday in the 87-year-old billionaire's mental competency trial, starting with a top sports executive.

Psychiatrist testifies about Pelicans, Saints owner

A psychiatrist who examined New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is the latest witness to testify about the 87-year-old billionaire's mental health.

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