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Accusations fly in court fight over Justice Leander Shaw’s estate

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Less than three months after his death, a court battle has broken out over the estate of Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander J. Shaw Jr. Among the disclosures in court documents filed in Leon County, where Shaw lived after retiring from the court in 2003: Shaw, the first black chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, died without having drawn up a will. He kept a trove of valuables in his home, including jewelry and “a bag of loose diamonds” worth about $60,000. He suffered a…

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