Charles Dickens Bleak House

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Four years after the death of the rabbit a judge has taken away the reason on the complaint of the inheritance of her octogenarian husband. The two original heirs, Anna Nicole Smith and the son of her husband, have died in the course of 14 years who has been litigating. The long legal battle that the deceased model Anna Nicole Smith started over 14 years ago to become part of the heritage of her millionaire husband concluded Friday with a verdict against him, four years after his death. The United States Supreme Court had put an end, by a vote of 5-4, to a struggle between heirs – those of Smith, who died in 2007, and the oil Tycoon j. Howard Marshall died in 1995 – the heritage of 1.6 billion dollars (1,123 million euros) of the latter. The model of Playboy, who had married Marshall a year before the death of the octogenarian Tycoon, when she was 26 years old, alleged that her wealthy husband, who had honored her with gifts amounting to $ 8 million (5.6 million of) euros), had promised you also a generous portion of his fortune: some 300 million dollars (210 million euros). However, in his testimony, magnate bequeathed virtually all his assets to his son, Pierce Marshall, who also died in 2006 and whose heirs were now fighting for the case. After several courts give reason to the son of the billionaire, the explosive model managed a bankruptcy court granted 475 million dollars (333 million euros) of the inheritance, amount to a federal court reduced in 2002 to 89 million (62.4 million euros).

But the majority of the Supreme Court on Friday invalidated that verdict, leaving the daughter and legal heir to Smith, Dannielynn Birkhead, without seeing a single dollar (0.70 euros) which was his stepfather. We conclude that, although the bankruptcy court had the legal authority to give a verdict on appeal, it lacked the constitutional authority to do so, wrote Judge John Roberts in the verdict, cited by the ABC network. Not escaped to judge the tone of saga of the everlasting case, which compared to the novel by Charles Dickens Bleak House (bleak house). This case, the case of the time, has become complicated so that there are no two lawyers who can talk about five minutes without reaching a total disagreement over all the premises, wrote Roberts quoting a famous paragraph of the work. Countless children have been born during the cause, countless young people have married her, and sadly, the original parts have died by it, he continued.Those words were not written about this case, but so it should have been, concluded the judge. Multimillion-dollar inheritance will remain for the time being in the hands of the heirs of Pierce Marshall, although Smith’s family still appeal the case in other lower courts, in the hope that the saga has not closed at all.