Hamilton County Judge William J. Hughes said it's clear that all the parties involved in a series of
late mall billionaire Melvin Simon's estate need to "sit across the table from each other and try to work things
Lawyers for Bren Simon's stepchildren contend she's incapable of serving as trustee of her late husband's estate and should
be removed. A Hamilton Superior Court judge took the matter under advisement and will rule at a later date.
A judge is scheduled to hear final arguments Thursday over whether Bren
Simon should remain as trustee for her late husband's roughly $2 billion estate. A video deposition has provided a glimpse
into ugly family conflicts.
Attorneys for Bren Simon argued Friday she has served capably to date as executor of the estate of her late husband, Melvin
Simon, as shown in a series of moves she made to transfer his stake in the Indiana Pacers.
In a deposition aired during an estate hearing, Bren Simon described her stepchildren as spoiled, vicious and hurtful,
said they refused to accept her as family during 37 years of marriage to late mall billionaire Melvin Simon.