^SC Supreme Court order freezes James Brown estate case<

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Supreme Court has told Aiken County court officials to stop all proceedings in cases regarding the estate of the late soul singer James Brown. The Aiken Standard reported that the state’s highest court issued the order last week. The order also included any court action regarding the marital status of Brown and Tommie Rae Hynie, the widow of the late musician. The report said the order directed all proceedings to be delayed pending further action by the Supreme Court. It told the Aiken County Clerk of Court to provide the Supreme Court with all orders issued in any action related to the James Brown estate and the martial status of Brown and Hynie. The singer died on Christmas Day 2006. ___ Information from: Aiken Standard, http://www.aikenstandard.com

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