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Sumner Redstone Battle: Judge to Sign Off on Philippe Dauman Settlement After Lawyers Strike Deal for Granddaughter

26 August 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After a contentious hearing that hinged on the question of Sumner Redstone’s mental capacity, lawyers for the mogul and one of his granddaughters came to terms in a Massachusetts courtroom Friday on a deal that paves the way for the end of litigation against Redstone by former Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman.

Keryn Redstone’s challenge to the settlement agreement reached by Dauman and Sumner Redstone’s camp last week was seen as a last-ditch effort to press the case that the 93-year-old mogul is mentally incapacitated and that his daughter Shari has subverted his will in decision-making about his empire and the Redstone family trust.

But Keryn, Sumner Redstone’s 30-something granddaughter, emerged with victories as Judge George Phelan praised the lawyers for reaching “a reasonable and human outcome to a human issue” and commended them for their “flexibility and common sense.” (The hearing in the Canton, Mass., courthouse »

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