Sanford Michelman is part of the team representing Renee Benson and her children Rita and Ryan LeBlanc in their civil suit over the future control of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans franchises. While the judge has closed the courtroom to the press, The Times-Picayune reports about the crux of the case:
“Tom Benson’s daughter Renee Benson and grandchildren Rita and Ryan LeBlanc are asking for the patriarch to be declared incompetent to manage his own affairs, arguing that he is in declining health and under the influence of his wife and close circle of executives.
In January, Benson announced he intends to leave full ownership of the Saints and Pelicans to his wife of more than 10 years, Gayle Benson, rather than to Renee, Rita and Ryan.”
The case continues on Wednesday.