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B.B. King's family Lose Legal Bid For Control (A Top Story)


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On Monday B.B. King's family Lose Legal Bid For Control was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) B.B. King's family have lost a legal bid to wrestle control of his finances from manager Laverne Toney. The 89-year-old blues icon's business manager will retain power of attorney over his affairs after a Las Vegas judge ruled against the family's request to revoke Toney's guardianship.

The Associated Press reports that police and social services found no evidence of elder abuse and the judge said he couldn't appoint King's daughter Karen Williams as his guardian.

Williams claimed that more than $5 million in assets was at stake and that more than $1m had gone missing. She also claimed Toney would not allow visits from King's friends - including Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. Read more - here.

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