*A judge has ruled that a lawyer for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. cannot participate in a dispute over the ownership of King’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize, reports The AP.
The slain civil rights icon’s estate, controlled by his sons, is locked in a legal dispute with his daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, over ownership of the items. The Martin Luther King Jr. Estate Inc., which is run by Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King, wants to sell the items, while Bernice is adamant they should stay within the family.
The Bible and peace prize medal are being held in a safe deposit box controlled by the court pending the outcome of the dispute.
Bernice’s lawyers had asked Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney to disqualify the estate’s lawyer, William Hill, and his law firm because he was appointed by another judge to help resolve a similar 2008 dispute between the King children and the entities they control.
McBurney issued an order last week granting that request.
Hill told the Daily Report that he and his client hadn’t decided whether to challenge the order, while Bernice King’s lawyer, Eric Barnum, told the newspaper the order “speaks for itself.”
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