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Mickey Rooney Estate Fight Ends With Burial Agreement

The late actor Mickey Rooney can finally rest in peace, now that an agreement has been reached between his estate and his ex-wife regarding his burial plan.

Rooney, who died Sunday at age 93, expressed interest in being buried somewhere with a connection to Hollywood film stars, while his estranged ex-wife Jan Rooney believed that the actor should be buried at a family plot near Hollywood, according to the New York Daily News.

The now-diffused legal battle may leave fans wondering if burial plans should be included as part of a will.

L'Wren Scott's Will Leaves All to Mick Jagger

The late fashion designer L'Wren Scott's will leaves her entire $9 million estate to her boyfriend, Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger.

Scott's estate includes jewelry, furniture, clothing, automobiles, and property, Reuters reports.

Although Scott had surviving family members, she chose to omit those potential heirs from her will. A closer look at the will itself may prove instructive for those making their own estate-planning arrangements.

Lil Wayne's Tax Lien: 5 Lessons for Consumers

Lil Wayne is facing a tax lien to the tune of $12 million, stemming from years of unpaid taxes.

Weezy allegedly failed to pay taxes for 2011 and 2012. For 2011 he owes a staggering $5.8 million. And for the following year, it's even worse -- more than $6.3 million, TMZ reports.

So what exactly is a tax lien? Here's the answer, along with a few other lessons we can learn from Lil Wayne's tax lien:

MLK's Bible, Nobel Medal Placed in Court's Care in Estate Fight

Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal must be stored in a safe deposit box that only the court will access, an Atlanta judge ruled.

The Bible and medal will remain there until an estate fight over the items between King's children is resolved, Reuters reports.

For the King children, a day of litigation is a day like any other.

'Drake and Josh's' Drake Bell in Bankruptcy Proceedings: Report

Drake Bell, a former child star on Nickelodeon's "Drake and Josh," filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last May. The 27-year-old actor is seeking relief from debts reaching into seven figures.

The young star has been struggling with an erratic income and racked up around $2.166 million in debts since the hit Nickelodeon show ended, New York Daily News reports.

Bell certainly isn't alone when it comes to former child stars in dire financial straits. Last November, Aaron Carter filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy for debts mirroring Bell's figure: $2.2 million.

Paul Walker's Will, Trust Offer Estate-Planning Lessons

Although Paul Walker was anything but ordinary, his will and trust can provide estate planning lessons for everyone.

Walker's will revealed interesting information about him and gives insight into what one should consider when drafting wills and trusts.

Here are seven estate planning lessons to learn from the late-actor's will.

Not a year goes by without thousands of celebrity legal troubles and travails, and 2013 was no exception.

While stars like Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Phil Robertson may have dominated celebrity news headlines, they didn't quite make the cut when it came to our most-viewed Celebrity Justice posts of 2013.

Running down our red carpet, here are the Top 10 celebrity legal situations we covered this past year:

Elementary, My Dear Writer: Sherlock Holmes Is Public Domain

One Sherlock Holmes enthusiast uncovered a great copyright mystery: Whether Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain. Central to the mystery is how evolving literary characters like Sherlock Holmes fit into our copyright laws.

The court applied the "elementary" tenets of public domain law to solve the mystery.

The holidays are here, and "The Good Wife" is celebrating with some good ol' fashioned legal issues over contested wills.

Prepare for some festive cheer -- and steely gazes -- as we dive into the early Christmas/on-time Hanukkah present that is "The Decision Tree."

Paul Walker's Death in Single-Car Crash Raises Legal Questions

Fans are grieving the untimely death of "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker. The 40-year-old star died in a fiery crash on Saturday. The actor, who was known for his philanthropic efforts, was en route to an event for his charity, Reach Out Worldwide, to help survivors of victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Sadly, the self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie ultimately succumbed to his need for speed.