Estate of Denial: “For nearly a year, Farmington Hills attorney Steven G. Cohen has publicly hammered Wayne County Probate Judge Freddie Burton Jr. over his handling of the estate of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
But Burton has finally fired back.
In a two-page order Monday, Burton dismissed Cohen’s recently filed lawsuit against Burton and two probate lawyers Burton put in charge of the estate. Cohen had accused of them of conspiring with Burton to loot Parks’ estate through excessive and unnecessary legal fees.
Burton also dismissed Cohen’s request for a default judgment against Burton and the two lawyers — John Chase Jr. and Melvin Jefferson Jr. — and as well as Cohen’s request for a subpoena to depose all three of them for the lawsuit.”