As reported in April, Clay M.
Greene filed a lawsuit against Sonoma County after the County allegedly
isolated him from his partner of 29 years (placing the men in separate nursing
homes) and selling off their belongings under a conservatorship. Mr. Greene
accused the County of, among other claims, elder abuse, elder financial abuse,
and violation of the Patient's Bill of Rights. The parties recently reached a settlement,
with the County agreeing to pay $653,000 to Greene and to the estate of Harold
Scull, Greene's partner.
Others discussing this topic:
San Francisco Chronicle
National Center for Lesbian Rights