Robin Williams’ children and wife granted extension to settle estate

Late comedian Robin Williams’ widow and his adult children have been given more time to settle their differences over Williams’ memorabilia in private, according to a report by the SF Gate on June 1.

Judge Andrew Cheng gave a new deadline of July 29, by which both parties should reach an agreement relating to the star’s disputed personal items and provide the results of an appraisal on his home in Bay Area, which would affect how much money his widow would get. To date, only 60 of the 360 disputed items have been settled. In March, the judge previously gave both parties until June 1 to divide up his mementos to avoid an ugly court battle.

Robin Williams’ widow filed a petition last December claiming that some of the comedian’s personal effects were removed from their Tiburon home a couple of days after his death.

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Widow of Stevie Wonder’s longtime attorney sues for royalties

The widow of Johanan Vigoda, Stevie Wonder’s long-time lawyer, has sued Wonder and five other defendants for breaching an agreement that entitles Vigoda’s widow and heirs to receive royalty fees from the musician, The Courthouse News Service reported on February 27.

In a suit filed by Susan Strack, she said that his late husband helped the singer-songwriter have the most profitable deals in the industry, which granted him a 6% share on royalty payments forever. She added that she continued receiving royalties for about 20 months after Vigoda passed away. However, in mid-2013, Strack said Wonder concluded the deal and instructed all music companies to halt paying Strack and Vigoda’s estate.

Strack is seeking to recover payments entitled to her, plus compensation for damages.

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