Judge Expands Casey Kasem’s Daughter’s Power As Conservator
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — A judge is expanding the powers of Casey Kasem’s daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care and says he still has concerns about the ailing radio personality’s health and welfare.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered Kasem’s wife, Jean Kasem, to comply with court orders allowing doctors to evaluate her husband and allowing Kasem’s daughter Kerri to see him.
The judge also ordered Jean Kasem’s attorneys to find out her husband’s current address, and unless ethically bound said they have to share that information with the court and with Kasem’s family. Kerri Kasem is also permitted to hire unarmed private investigators.
Kerri Kasem was appointed her father’s temporary conservator last week after Murphy was told the former radio host had been removed from the United States. Casey Kasem, who is suffering from dementia, was later found in Washington state with his wife.
A court appointed attorney and doctor for Casey Kasem has been unable to meet with the 82-year-old former “Top 40″ host.
In a statement issued to CBS2/KCAL9 on Tuesday, a spokesperson for Kerri Kasem said she was pleased with the court’s decision Tuesday.
“We are happy with the decision the court made today. Now Kerri and family can focus on bringing their father back home, where he can get the proper care and support that he needs,” Danny Deraney said.
A hearing is scheduled for June 20.
The judge has said in the meantime if Kerri Kasem wants to bring her father back to California, she will need the court’s approval.
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