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Judge sets June 1 hearing in Benson family litigation

After Saints owner Tom Benson changed his will in January to dramatically alter plans for the transfer of his NFL and NBA franchises from a daughter and her two children to Mr. Benson’s current wife, the frozen-out family members sued, challenging his competence to make such decisions.  A judge has since required Mr. Benson to…

Judge receives Benson's mental report, sets hearing

A confidential report on the mental health of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has been submitted to a civil judge.

Saints Owner Tom Benson Addresses Accusations Of Mental Incompetence

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87-year-old Saints owner Tom Benson has been at the NFL meetings in Phoenix this week, moving around with a walker and attending meetings with his wife and soon-to-be-owner Gayle. For the first time since having a lawsuit filed against...Show More Summary

Tom Benson brings wife to meetings to get her ready to take over

Saints owner Tom Benson created quite a stir when he took control of his teams away from his kids and gave them to his wife. And now, he’s using the NFL owners meetings as a chance to Gayle Benson to get caught up to speed if she needs to run the family business. The Saints…

New Orleans Saints ownership at a glance

Majority owner: Tom Benson, 87 Minority owners: Benson announced plans in January to name his wife, Gayle, his successor, and she is listed as a second owner on the team's website. But former owner/heirs are fighting his decision inShow More Summary

Tom Benson’s Kinfolk Deserve Nothing

The New Orleans Saints proves why we need an Estate Tax.

Tom Benson’s psychiatric exam finishing, report still to come

The court-ordered psychiatric examination of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson will be completed by Friday, according to The New Orleans Advocate, though it could be a matter of weeks before the doctors issue...Show More Summary

Documents reveal fracturing of Benson family over teams

The New Orleans Saints were in the midst of 2014 training camp in West Virginia when team president Dennis Lauscha received a stern message from owner Tom Benson's daughter.

Tom Benson's Wife, Granddaughter Reportedly Had Altercation at 2014 Saints Game

The strange, ongoing saga involving the succession plan for the two New Orleans professional sports franchises (the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans) owned by Tom Benson has had another layer added. According to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune,...Show More Summary

Report: Rita Benson LeBlanc grabbed, shook Gayle Benson before December game

The Benson Family Feud features hard feelings and strong opinions and high stakes and plenty of lawyers, sparked by Saints owner Tom Benson’s decision to re-write his will in a way that altered the succession plan for his NFL and NBA franchises.  A new report indicates that the change from Benson’s daughter and her two children…

Tom Benson’s request for expedited review in battle over control of assets denied

On February 9, a judge in Bexar County, Texas ruled that Saints owner Tom Benson needed assistance in managing his assets and appointed two people to do that while Benson and members of his family continue their litigation in New Orleans over Benson’s decision to change his will to keep them from taking over the…

Saints won’t increase season ticket prices in 2015, will upgrade Superdome

The Saints want to enhance their home field advantage.  They won’t be enhancing their ticket prices. On Friday, owner Tom Benson announced in a letter to fans that ticket prices won’t be going up for 2015. “Since 2009, we have had only one price increase with prices raised by $10 or less per game in…

NFL removes Rita Benson LeBlanc from two committees

The Benson Family Feud has influenced the business of the NFL family. With Rita Benson LeBlanc frozen out of her presumed inheritance of the reins of the Saints upon the passing of her grandfather, Tom Benson, and otherwise removed from any current duties with the franchise, the NFL has removed LeBlanc from a pair of…

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson ordered to undergo evaluations

A judge ordered Tom Benson to undergo medical evaluations to determine if he is capable of managing his business affairs.

Tom Benson: Family lawsuits have only strengthened my resolve

Shortly after news broke that Saints owner Tom Benson has been ordered to undergo a mental exam as family members claim in court that he’s not competent to manage his businesses, Benson released a statement saying that he’s more firm than ever in his belief that he knows what he’s doing. The 87-year-old Benson released…

New Orleans Saints, Pelicans Owner Tom Benson Ordered To Undergo A Mental Exam

Family fights can get ugly. New Orleans’ Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is in the middle of one now. ESPN is reporting that Benson, 87, was ordered by Civil District judge Kern Reese to undergo a physical and mental examination by three different doctors. Show More Summary

New Orleans judge orders mental exam of Tom Benson

As the Benson Family Feud continues both in Texas and Louisiana, the judge presiding over the New Orleans lawsuit challenging a significant change in Tom Benson’s will has decided that Mr. Benson should undergo a thorough physical and mental examination.  Under the auspices of three physicians. Via, the ruling came Tuesday, one day after…

Hearing set on proposed exam for Pelicans owner Benson

A state judge in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on whether he should order a physical and mental examination of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson.

Judge rules Tom Benson needs assistance in managing assets

While not a ruling that Saints owner Tom Benson lacked sound mind when recently changing his will to freeze out a daughter and her children from running his NFL and NBA franchises, a judge in San Antonio found Monday that Mr. Benson requires assistance in the management of his assets. Via Katherine Sayre of the…

Estranged heirs of Pelicans owner Benson renew calls for psychiatric exam

The estranged heirs of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson say in newly filed court documents that Benson's attorneys are opposing an independent psychiatric evaluation of the teams' owner because they fear what the results would be.

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