NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville songwriter has won a 2½-year legal battle to regain control of his life and make all medical, legal and financial decisions for himself.
A judge on Monday ruled that musician and songwriter Danny Tate is fully capable of managing his own affairs.
The 54-year-old songwriter, who's written a top 10 hit, had been declared disabled at a 2007 hearing where he wasn't present and later was declared disabled again after being denied a request for a lawyer.
It all happened after the songwriter's older brother went to court saying Tate was suffering from a life-threatening drug addiction.
Judge Randy Kennedy's finding Monday came after three doctors concluded that the songwriter is now capable of managing his own affairs.
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