Attorneys for Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner say he doesn’t need a temporary conservator appointed to look after his personal or financial affairs, but that the bassist’s wife should fill the role if a judge feels such an appointment is necessary.
Meisner’s attorneys state in papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that the only reason they are bringing the petition is because lawyers for the singer’s longtime friend, James Newton, filed papers in April asking that Meisner be placed under a conservatorship.
Newton’s lawyers allege that Lana Rae Meisner has done little to help her spouse of nearly two decades battle addiction issues, primarily involving alcohol, but also including cocaine.
During a hearing in May, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cunningham delayed ruling on Newton’s petition until July 1 so that he can read and consider a mental capacity report on Meisner to be prepared by Dr. David Trader.
Newton has recommended that Frumeh Labow, who has a lengthy background in social work, be named to fill the role.
Meisner opposes Newton’s petition. His attorneys state in their court papers that their 69-year-old client is able to care for himself.
“Petitioner has brought this petition to nominate the conservators he desires if this court believes there is the necessity of placing a conservatorship over him,” according to the court papers filed by Meisner’s lawyers last Wednesday. “However, (Meisner) has been fully able to provide for his own needs.”
The Meisner lawyers also state in their court papers that he is also able to “substantially manage his own resources.”
The judge is scheduled to hold a hearing on the Meisner case on Sept. 11.
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.”
— Wire Reports
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