Center for At-Risk Elders Wins Legal Victory in Justice Pursuit: Civil Judgement Issued in Elder Exploitation Case

Indianapolis, IN (March 4, 2019) – The Center for At-Risk Elders, Inc. (CARE) announces an important legal victory in a major elder exploitation case. CARE has won a summary judgment of $297,903.06 plus costs in the case of Harrington v. Harrington in Hamilton Superior Court (Cause Number 29D03-1505-PL-003696).

CARE founder and Senior Counsel H. Kennard Bennett represented the Plaintiff, Deborah C. Harrington, in her capacity as guardian for her mother, Martha C. Harrington, against the Defendant, Margaret C. Harrington (“Christine”) as part of CARE’s Justice Pursuit program.

Prior to Deborah’s appointment as guardian of her mother, Deborah’s sister, Christine, had acted as Power of Attorney over their mother, placed her in a nursing facility, and proceeded to covert thousands of dollars in income and assets belonging to their mother for her own use.

As a public interest law firm, CARE seeks justice with a focus on pursuing civil remedies to redress and deter elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. CARE is proud to be able to hold perpetrators of abuse and neglect accountable for their actions through appropriate civil remedies in the courts.

“At its core, the Center for At-Risk Elders is driven by justice,” explained Executive Director H. Kennard Bennett. “We harness our legal horsepower to guard vulnerable elders in our community. One case at a time, we will seek justice.”

The Center for At-Risk Elders is a non-profit lawyer-led team of volunteer and staff advocates who protect Indiana’s neglected, abused, and exploited elders. The Center has served as legal guardian for over 400 vulnerable men and women in Central Indiana so far in our six years of operation. We operate a volunteer guardianship program which serves hundreds of incapacitated and unbefriended adults in our community.

To learn more about CARE and our Justice Pursuit, and to learn more about volunteering or donating in support of its work, please visit CARE’s website,