MLK estate hires new lawyers in ownership dispute - CBS46 News

MLK estate hires new lawyers in ownership dispute

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ATLANTA (AP) -

The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. has hired a new legal team after a judge disqualified its lawyers from participating in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

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.

Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney on April 2 granted a request by Bernice's lawyers 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.

The estate filed paperwork Friday informing the court it will be represented by Nicole Wade and Luke Lantta.

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