MLK Estate Withdraws Request to Disqualify Lawyer

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  • (AP) – The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. has withdrawn a request to disqualify a lawyer for his daughter from participating in a dispute over the ownership of King’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

    The slain civil rights icon’s estate, controlled by his sons, is locked in a legal dispute with his daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, over ownership of the items.

    Each side had sought to disqualify the other side’s lawyers. A judge ruled that the estate’s original lawyer and his firm had to be disqualified because the lawyer had been appointed by another judge to help resolve a similar 2008 dispute between the King children and the entities they control.

    The estate’s new lawyers last week withdrew the motion to disqualify Bernice’s lawyer Eric Barnum and his firm.

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