Calif. Appeals Court Deals Blow In Hemsley Estate Case

Law360, Los Angeles (September 9, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court shot down an argument by a man holding some of the residual income rights of former "Jeffersons" actor Sherman A. Hemsley's estate, ruling Monday that a contractual agreement between him and another apparent owner of estate income rights wasn't valid.

While David Pullman allegedly sent $42,500 in an attempt to honor a 2005 agreement in a dispute over residual income rights from the now-bankrupt estate, he didn't offer to pay or deliver the money, only making it available for pick-up.

"[Pullman] offered...
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