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Ex-BigLaw Atty Who Killed Wife Fights Her Estate's Civil Suit

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 3:52 PM EDT) -- The former Fisher Phillips employment partner sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife told a Georgia appellate court on Thursday that his wife’s estate had no standing to bring a wrongful death action, arguing that he reserves that right, since he is the surviving spouse.

Claud “Tex” McIver, 76, was accused in a lawsuit launched almost a year ago of being negligently responsible for the September 2016 shooting death of his wife, Diane McIver. The personal injury and wrongful death suit was filed by Mary Margaret Oliver, the administrator of his wife’s estate.

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