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Advising Seniors About Their Money: Who Is Qualified and Who Is Not?
September 5, 2007, US Senate Hearing 110-301 
Transcript of hearing of Special Committee on Aging on the use of professional designations to affect seniors' decisions to purchase financial products.


An Interview with Margaret Singer on Undue Influence
Nexus, volume 2, issue 1, March 1996
Comments and observations on undue influence.


An Overview of Equity-Indexed Annuities
Craig J. McCann and Dengpan Luo 2005
An excellent overview of fixed annuities.


Annuities
Craig J. McCann and Kaye A. Thomas 2006
An excellent overview of variable annuities.


Annuities 101: How to Sell to Senior Citizens
The Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2002
A description of sales training and techniques targeting elders.


Assessing Knowledge of Elder Financial Abuse: A First Step in Enhancing Prosecutions
Sheri C. Gibson and Edie Greene, Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, March 2013
Provides a legal and factual basis for admitting expert witness opinion testimony in financial abuse litigation.


Assessing Mental Capacity and Susceptibility to Undue Influence
James E. Spar, MD, Marc Hankin, Ann B. Stodden, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Vol. 13, 391-403, 1995
Studies, comments, and observations on undue influence.


Assisting Victims of Elder Financial Abuse in Recovering Their Judgment Awards
Ekaterina Deaver, 42 McGeorge L. Rev. 531, 2011
Describes new legislation providing for withholding order priority for financial abuse judgments.


Basic Insurance and Annuities Principles
Steven Riess, April 30, 2008
A primer on basic insurance and annuities principles


Broken Trust: Elders, Family, and Finances
MetLife Mature Market Institute, March 2009, The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, and the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
A comprehensive report on the scope of elder financial abuse and suggested prevention.


California's Implementation of the Annuity Provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
Timothy Millar, CFP, CANHR Legal Network News, Fall 2011
Description of treatment of fixed annuities in MediCal eligibility.


California's New Statutory Definition of Undue Influence - Modernization or Game Changer?
Howard L. Horwitz, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 19, Issue 3, 2013
An examination of the new statutory definition of undue influence created by AB140.


Civil Elder Financial Abuse For Prosecutors; Criminal Elder Financial Abuse For Civil Lawyers
Steven Riess, Institute On Aging, August 2012
An overview of the law of civil and criminal financial abuse.


Civil Remedies for Financial Abuse
Steven Riess, August 9, 2006
Commentary on W & I Code 15657.5.


Causes of Action Associated with Elder Financial Abuse
Steven Riess, November 2009
List of potential causes of action to include in elder financial abuse action.


Combating Financial Abuse of Elders
Steven Riess, August 2009, California Lawyer Magazine
A summary of the effect of 2008 Senate Bill 1140.


Company Liability for a Life Insurance Agent's Financial Abuse of an Elderly Client
J. Parker, 2007 Michigan State Law Review, 683
Primarily an examination of agency theories imputing liability to a principal.


Contractual Arbitration: Is It Binding On Victims Of Elder Abuse?
Edward J. Corey, Jr., Fall 2007, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly
An examination of whether existing case law may successfully be used to avoid contractual arbitration in financial abuse claims.


Crimes of Occasion, Desperation, and Predation Against America's Elders
MetLife Mature Market Institute, June 2011, The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, and the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
A comprehensive report on the scope of elder financial abuse and suggested prevention.


Das Closes the Door on Civil Liability for Financial Institution Failure to Make Mandated Elder Abuse Report
Christina M. Wickers, California Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Vol. 16, Issue 4, Winter 2010
A critique of the Das decision.


Deceptive Practices in Sales of Deferred Annuities to Seniors
Robert S. Gianelli, November/December 2008, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum
Explanation and comments on the sale of deferred annuities to seniors.


Definition of Financial Abuse
Steven Riess August 1, 2006
Commentary on W & I Code 15610.30.


Disincentivizing Elder Abuse Through Disinheritance
Travis Hunt, BYU Law Rev. 2014 pg. 445
An article advocating inheritance forfeiture for civil elder abuse with a proposal to revise California Probate Code 259.


Does Your Elder Have Standing?
Steven Riess, Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Spring 2007 - Volume 13, Issue 1
A discussion of standing issues relating to elder financial abuse actions.


Educating Seniors Project: Alerting Consumers to the Risks of Elder Financial Abuse
Jennifer Wilkerson, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 20, Issue 1, 2014
A brief description of the State Bar's project to inform elders, their families, and the community of the laws and resources for protection against financial abuse.


Elder Abuse Restraining Orders - A Practical Guide
Kirsten Voyles, James Treggian, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 20, Issue 1, 2014
A summary of the requirements and procedures for obtaining elder abuse restraining orders.


Elder Financial Abuse Task Team Report to the California Commission on Aging March 8, 2005
Recommendations for improving community education and collaboration with law enforcement.


Elder Law: Intake Is The Most Important Thing
Kathryn A. Schofield, March 1, 2015
An excellent overview of elder practice intake.


Elder Justice: Stronger Federal Leadership Could Enhance National Response to Elder Abuse
United States Government Accountability Office March 2011
A comprehensive study conducted by the GAO focusing on state and federal approaches to elder abuse.


Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America
Richard J. Bonnie and Robert B. Wallace, National Research Council of the National Academies, 2002
The executive summary to a comprehensive study on the state of research and understanding of elder abuse.


Fighting Financial Elder Abuse In California
Niall McCarthy, March 1, 2015
A general discussion of California's financial abuse scheme.


Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Is the Solution a Problem?
Carolyn L. Dessin, Winter 2003, McGeorge Law Review
An overview of the various statutory responses to financial elder abuse of various states.


Financial Exploitation of Seniors: Untangling the"How Much" Conundrum
David R. Spiegel, Washington Lawyer, November 2011
A short article describing the paucity of reliable data on the frequency of elder abuse.


Financial Planning or Fleecing of Seniors? Insurance Products and Investments
California Senate Insurance Committee Hearing: February 27, 2003
California Senate Insurance Committee report reviewing abusive insurance sales to elders.


Forgotten Victims of Elder Financial Crime and Abuse
Lisa Nerenberg, Goldman Institute on Aging, August, 1999
A summary of four roundtable discussions regarding the roles of criminal justice, civil justice, regulatory agencies, and victim's advocates in elder abuse prevention and relief.


How Does Bullying Relate To Elder Abuse
Joseph Snyder, MA, 22 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 386, 2012-2013
Bullying and financial abuse from a social worker perspective.


Is a Variable Annuity a "Security"?: Making Sense of Inconsistent State and Federal Securities Statutes
Jason A. Richardson, PIABA Bar Journal, Winter, 2007
Basic information on state regulation of securities.


Legislative History of EADACPA
Steven Riess, November 2009
Chronology of chapter law history and summary of significant changes relating to financial abuse.


Lickter v. Lickter: Taking the Legs from Under Elder Abuse Standing
Edward J. Corey, Charles L. Post, Brendan J. Begley, California Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Vol. 16, Issue 4, Winter 2010
A critique of the Lickter decision.


Litigating Financial Elder Abuse Claims
Julia L. Birkel, John M. Byrne, Dr. Susan I Bernatz, October 2007, Los Angeles Lawyer
A review of the requirements for prosecuting an elder financial abuse action.


Mandatory Reporting Requirements of Financial Elder Abuse
James P. Bessolo, October 2007, Los Angeles Lawyer
An overview of the duties of mandatory reporters of financial abuse.


Marrying into Financial Abuse: A Solution to Protect the Elderly in California
Ashley Rathbun, 47 San Diego Law Review, February/March 2010
An examination of the problem of fraudulent affection and possible legislative solutions.


Mental Incapacity to Marry
Marc Hankin and Stephen Read, Winter 1994, Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate News
A discussion of the legal capacity to consent to marriage.


Mind Over Matter
Sherrill Y. Tanibata, October 2007, Los Angeles Lawyer
A discussion of capacity and undue influence in various circumstances.


Out Of Bounds
Sara Colon and Catherine Eschbach, April 2015, Los Angeles Lawyer
An evaluation of Bounds v. Superior Court (2nd Dist. 2014) 229 Cal.App.4th 468, a decision relating to what is property of an elder.


Protecting Senior Investors: Report of Examinations of Securities Firms Providing "Free Lunch" Sales Seminars
Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (NASAA and FINRA) September 2007
A report detailing abusive sales techniques through the "free lunch" seminar sales event.


Respecting Our Elders
Steven G. Mehta, Los Angeles Lawyer, December, 2000
A review of the California Legislature's response to elder abuse.


Reverse Mortgages: Niche Product or Mainstream Solution?
AARP Public Policy Institute December 2006
A comprehensive investigation of the reverse mortgage market.


Senate Judiciary Committee Analyses of SB1136
California Legislature
Senate Judiciary Committee analysis of SB1136 (2008).


Senate JudiciaryCommittee Analyses of SB1140
California Legislature
Senate Judiciary Committee  analysis of SB1140 (2008).


Senior Center Protection Project
Steven Riess, October 2007
Proposed guidelines for limiting the access of predatory enterprises to senior centers.


Shifting the Burden of Proof by Establishing a Confidential Relationship
Steven Riess, April 13, 2007
Commentary on the consequences of establishing a confidential relationship.


Standing and Survival of Actions
Steven Riess September 1, 2006
Commentary on standing issues specific to elder financial abuse.


Stopping Medi-Cal Eligibility Rip-Offs: A New Tool For Protecting Elders
Steven Riess, May 2009, Contra Costa County Lawyer Magazine
A summary of the effect of 2008 Senate Bill 1136.


Subprime Revisted: How Reverse Mortgage Lenders Put Older Homeowners' Equity At Risk
National Consumer Law Center, October 2009
A detailed explanation of the history, structure, and marketing of reverse mortgages.


The Challenge of Elder Abuse
Janice Fuhrman, California Lawyer, June 2015
A general discussion of financial abuse as a practice area.


The Danger of a Label: How the Legal Interpretation of "Care Custodian" Can Frustrate a Testator's Wish to Make a Gift to a Personal Friend
Kirsten M. Kwasneski, 36 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 269, Spring 2006
An examination of the antecedents of Probate Code 21350, together with proposed amendments. This article pre-dates the Supreme Court's decision in Bernard v. Foley.


The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act
Marc Hankin, 26 Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal 18, Winter, 1992
Review of features of EADACPA as codified in 1991.


The Growing Life Settlement Industry: Is Anyone Watching Out for Consumers?
California Senate Banking, Finance, and Insurance Committee, February 20, 2008
Senate Judiciary Committee special report on stranger originated life insurance (STOLI) and the life settlement industry.


The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study
National Center on Elder Abuse, September 1998
A comprehensive study on national incidence of elder abuse.


Timing Is Everything: What Is the Period Of Limitations for Elder Financial Abuse Actions?
Steven Riess, Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Fall 2006 - Volume 12, Issue 3
An examination of the the statute of limitations for elder financial abuse.


Undue Influence: Definitions and Applications
The Borchard Foundation Center for Law and Aging, Mary Joy Quinn, March 2010
A detailed examination of the law and literature of undue influence.


Undue Influence in Contract and Probate
Abraham Nievod, 1993, Vol. 10, Cultic Studies Journal
A review of undue influence statutes and case law in the contexts of contract and testamentary disputes.


Validity, Construction, and Application of State Civil and Criminal Elder Abuse Laws
James L. Buchwalter, 2003, 113 A.L.R.5th 431
This is a very general survey of the features of elder abuse statutes from a national perspective.


What Every Trusts and Estates Practitioner Needs To Know About Elder Financial Abuse
Vivian L. Thoreen, David G. Knitter, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 20, Issue 1, 2014
A comprehensive description of the law of financial abuse.


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