Plaintiff Jason Hanson and attorney Jacob Hafter in court, Oct. 31, 2017 (Photo by Steve Miller)
LAS VEGAS – For the second time in two weeks, attorneys for ddefendants in a Breach of Fiduciary Duty lawsuit brought by 28 year old cerebral palsy victim Jason Hanson, tried to convince the court that Hanson was in full control of guardianship hearings in 2007, therefore he is time barred from suing their clients.
Steven J. Parsons, attorney for embattled private guardian Jared Shafer, tried to convince Clark County District Judge Tierra Jones that Hanson, in 2007, upon reaching his 18th birthday, took charge of Guardianship Commissioner Jon Norheim’s court, and from that point forward controlled his own destiny, a destiny that allegedly cost Hanson his entire inheritance at the hands of court appointed guardians, trustees, and attorneys that Hanson believes bled over a quarter of a million dollars of his inheritance in unnecessary fees and costs.
Based on today’s testimony, it appears that the defendant’s main defense is that the statute of limitations ran out in 2009, and Hanson himself shirked his responsibility to personally file lawsuits against his court appointed caretakers in a timely manner.
However, had Hanson been aware of the draining of his estate, and was able to afford to hire an attorney after reaching the age of maturity in 2007, he would have had to sue his court appointed guardians, trustees, and attorneys whom he relied upon for his well being under an unneeded guardianship that lasted until 2015.