It seems that on Friday a federal appeals court ruled that the estate of late model Anna Nicole Smith was not entitled to any money of the more than $300 million she sought from the estate of her billionaire oil baron husband.
It also seems that after a 15-year battle over the estimated $1.6 billion fortune left by Texan J. Howard Marshall, the law sided with his late son, Pierce.
In consequence, Smith’s only surviving heir, her 3-year-old daughter Danielyn, will get nothing, lawyers for Marshall said.
“It is an instruction that the case is over, and that E. Pierce Marshall’s estate wins. Hopefully, this will be the end of it,” Eric Brunstad, who represented the Marshall estate, told Reuters.
Anna Nicole married oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall in 1994 when she was a 26-year-old topless dancer in Houston and he was 89.
Marshall died a little over a year later, triggering a bitter battle over his fortune between the former Playboy model and his son, Pierce, who died in 2006.
Smith died of a drug overdose in 2007 and was survived by Danielyn, who was fathered by photographer Larry Birkhead.