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Judge tosses suit accusing cousin of wealthy man of squeezing wife out of will

A Manhattan choose tossed a lawsuit accusing a Florida man of attempting to stiff the wife of his dementia-ridden multimillionaire cousin out of her full inheritance, new court docket papers present.

Virginia Sheridan filed suit in September claiming that in 2017, her husband Morris Silver’s cousin, Harris Silver, “somehow convinced” the ailing man to present Harris energy of legal professional.

Sheridan claimed Harris additionally bought Morris to alter his will a number of occasions to reduce her inheritance as half of his alleged bid to regulate the New York couple’s funds.

Virginia Sheridan and Morris Silver attend the 2015 New York Grammy Viewing Party at Liberty Theater on February 8, 2015.
Virginia Sheridan and Morris Silver attend the 2015 New York Grammy Viewing Party at Liberty Theater on February 8, 2015.
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But final week, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arlene Bluth tossed the suit, discovering that “there has been no showing that [Harris] took money for himself, failed to provide for Mr. Silver’s care, that Mr. Silver is running out of money, or that [Harris] did anything other than take steps that were in Mr. Silver’s best interest.”

“Simply because [Sheridan] disagrees with certain actions does not mean this court should insert itself into this familial dispute,” the choice learn. “The court declines to intervene without some actual showing of wrongdoing.”

Sheridan “only offers speculation and innuendo about supposed malfeasance,” Bluth wrote.

Sheridan alleged that Harris withheld cash from her and Morris and even withdrew $1.3 million from Morris’ IRA in 2020 and 2021.

She additionally claimed the cousin tried to intimidate her into signing a postnuptial settlement and interfered within the couple’s try to purchase a three-bedroom residence at United Nations Plaza so as to add area for a full time live-in aide for Morris.

Sheridan requested the choose to take away Harris as the ability of legal professional and needed a full accounting of how Harris used her husband’s cash.

Bluth denied each requests along with dismissing Sheridan’s lawsuit.

“We are pleased with the Court’s decision to dismiss the petition of Ms. Sheridan outright,” Harris’ lawyer Laura Brancato advised The Post in a press release. “Harris Silver has dutifully fulfilled his role as power of attorney and has only acted in the best interest of his cousin.”

Sheridan’s attorneys didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

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