Estate of Denial: “After a year and a half of waiting, the Arizona Court of Appeals has at long last taken up the request to do right by a 90-year-old lady who was “protected” right into the poorhouse.

The court ruled that a probate court commissioner and the attorney whose law firms wound up with much of the elderly widow’s money engaged in conduct that was “highly inappropriate” and “unacceptable.”

It called the court-sanctioned siphoning of her life savings “inexcusable.”

Then the appellate judges put their stamp of approval on the entire shameful episode, saying there’s no evidence that Marie Long was unfairly treated. They advised Marie and her sisters to, in essence, to move on.”