Published On: Mon, Jul 11th, 2016

Sumner Redstone’s Ex Will Appeal Health Care Case After Being Denied New Trial


“We will appeal, ” said the lead lawyer for Sumner Redstone’s former companion today after a judge denied Manuela Herzer a new trial over the 93-year old’s heath care directive. Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinge’s Pierce O’Donnell said after the L.A. Superior Court hearing on Monday that the appeal would likely be filed in the next day or so and that Herzer’s team would then seek to have the matter expedited, “which could still take several months.”

Calling Shari Redstone’s role as her often estranged father’s health care agent, a role Herzer held until last fall, and seemingly increasing influence over his media empire an “illegal goal, ” O’Donnell noted that the battle lost today was now part of a larger war taking place in various courtrooms around the nation. For instance,  Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinge are representing Redstone’s granddaughter Keryn in Massachusetts on the matter of the mogul’s competency.

Read the full story at DeadLine, by Dominic Patten

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