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Offline Rapunzel

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Anna Nicole's estate wins millions in sanctions
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:59:06 PM »
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Anna Nicole's estate wins millions in sanctions
 Thursday, May 30, 2013, 1:04pm (PDT)

    The daughter of late model Anna Nicole Smith, Dannielynn, could be awarded as much as $49 million in sanctions per court orders from the estate of E. Pierce Marshall, the son of Anna Nicole's once-husband J. Howard Marshall.

    According to Forbes, a California federal judge has ordered Marshall's estate to "pay sanctions over 'massive discovery abuse' in the Koch Industries heir's scorched-earth legal battle against his stepmother, the late 'Playboy' model Anna Nicole Smith."



    For over a decade, Smith's estate has been attempting to recover hundreds of millions of dollars from the estate of her husband J. Howard Marshall, who died in 1995 at the age of 90, a year after he married the then-26-year-old model.

    The sanctions against the estate of E. Pierce Marshall, who passed away in 2006, were issued due to his alleged attempts to delay the transfer of wealth to Smith's estate, including purportedly "shipping crucial legal documents to a lawyer in Lake Charles, La. to try and keep them out of the hands of Smith's lawyers."



    Forbes reports that the judge didn't specify the monetary amount of damages, but suggested last March that it could reach up to $49 million.

    "This is a complete vindication of Anna Nicole's rights, and a total condemnation of what was done to her," Phil Boesch, lawyer of Smith's estate, told Forbes. "We are confident that the amount Anna's estate and daughter Dannielynn will finally be awarded will be fair and substantial."

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Re: Anna Nicole's estate wins millions in sanctions
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 10:03:03 PM »
This is one of the biggest legal CFs in history.

Sooner or later it is going to reach the Supreme Court.
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Re: Anna Nicole's estate wins millions in sanctions
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 10:20:10 PM »
This is one of the biggest legal CFs in history.

Sooner or later it is going to reach the Supreme Court.

Purposely hiding evidence is a big no-no, however.

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Re: Anna Nicole's estate wins millions in sanctions
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 10:21:14 PM »
Purposely hiding evidence is a big no-no, however.

Both sides are fighting dirty and have been since day 1.
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Re: Anna Nicole's estate wins millions in sanctions
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 11:38:16 PM »
Lord but I wish I was one of the lawyers working that case - the lawyers are all going to end up being richer than either the defendant or the plaintiff after this B.S. is all over.

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Re: Anna Nicole's estate wins millions in sanctions
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 06:43:57 AM »
Only in America can dead people sue dead people.

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Re: Anna Nicole's estate wins millions in sanctions
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 08:45:23 AM »
Lord but I wish I was one of the lawyers working that case - the lawyers are all going to end up being richer than either the defendant or the plaintiff after this B.S. is all over.
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