Parties reach settlement over James Brown estate

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – WJBF has learned all federal and outstanding arguments between the Estate of James Brown and Tommie Rae Hynie have been settled, this according to Marc Toberoff the attorney representing the late Godfather of Soul’s children and grandchildren.

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The settlement discussions began after a South Carolina district court ruled that Hynie was not legally married to Brown and therefore had no rights to the estate.

The Federal action between the family estate and Hynie specifically involved copyright matters and issues of personal property.

WJBF has reached out to Deanna Brown Thomas for comment on the settlement of the case, we have yet to hear back.

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