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Settlement reached in Eagles’ Randy Meisner’s probate case

A settlement has been reached in a probate case that led to a temporary conservatorship over Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner.

Troy Martin, attorney for longtime Meisner friend James Newton, filed court papers with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham on Friday stating that the case was resolved. No terms were divulged.

In July, Cunningham appointed Frumeh Labow, who has an extensive
background in social work, as Meisner’s temporary conservator. Labow’s
appointment was recommended by Newton.

Cunningham noted in his ruling that a psychiatric report by Dr. David
Trader showed the musician was vulnerable to the undue influence of others.
Cunningham’s ruling also included an order that Meisner receive 24-hour
assistance from a caregiver.

Martin said previously that the 69-year-old bassist had mental
impairments and needed the protection of the court. Martin said Meisner’s
suicidal thoughts once prompted him to say he wanted to kill people with an AK-
47 and then take his own life.

Meisner and his lawyers objected to the appointment of a temporary
conservator. Meisner’s court-appointed attorney, John Rogers, and his private
lawyer, Bruce Fuller, both said they had talked to their client and found him
to be lucid. They said he did not need anyone to look after his personal and
financial needs.

Fuller had filed court papers asking that Lana Meisner, the musician’s
wife, be named her husband’s temporary conservator instead of Labow if the
judge determined he was in need of one.

But Newton and Martin alleged that Lana Meisner did little to help her
spouse of nearly two decades battle addiction issues, primarily involving
alcohol, but also including cocaine.

The Eagles were founded in 1971 by Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley and
Bernie Leadon. Meisner co-wrote and sang the hit, “Take it to the Limit.”

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Settlement reached in Eagles' Randy Meisner's probate case
A settlement has been reached in a probate case that led to a temporary conservatorship over Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner.

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