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Estate and Elder Law

Greene v. County of Sonoma et al.: Sonoma County Separates Elderly Gay Couple

Recently, Clay M. Greene, a 78-year-old gay man from Sebastopol, CA., filed a lawsuit against Sonoma County, accusing the County of, among other claims, elder abuse, elder financial abuse, and violation of the Patient's Bill of Rights. Mr. Greene filed the lawsuit after the County allegedly isolated him from his partner (placing the men in separate nursing homes) and selling off their belongings under a conservatorship.

Others discussing this hot topic include:

National Center for Lesbian Rights

The Huffington Post

Bay Area Blog - The New York Times

Kim Dayton's Elder Law Prof Blog

View the complaint in Greene v. County of Sonoma et al