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Casey Kasem controversy leads to new rights for children of ill parents

Casey Kasem controversy leads to new rights for children of ill parents

Adult children barred from visiting an ailing parent will now have a way to seek legal recourse under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday. The measure, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), was introduced after the three adult children of Casey Kasem, the well-known Los Angeles-based disc jockey and radio personality, said they were blocked from seeing their father by his wife of more than 30 years. Kasem was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and a form of dementia, and died in 2014. In the past, judges did not have explicit authority to enforce the visitation rights of an ailing adult. The law provided spouses all rights relating to the care of a loved...

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